«pl.it / rassegna italiana di argomenti polacchi», 8, 2017, pp. 22-37

Wiesław Pawlak

The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Roland Desmarests’ Aloisiae Gonzagae ad Ladislaum Poloniae Regem sponsum proficiscentis propempticum. A Contribution to the History of Polish‑French Cultural Links in the 17th Century

ABSTRACT. Roland Desmarests (1594-1653), a brother of the better-known Jean Desmarests de Saint-Sorlin, placed a Latin poem dedicated to the French princess Marie Louise Gonzaga de Nevers in his Epistolarum Philologicarum Libri Duo (Philological Letters, 1655). The princess (who was the future wife of two Polish kings, Władysław IV Vasa and John II Casimir) was about to leave France for far away and exotic Poland. The aim of the article is to analyze the poem and to publish it.

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