“Have Your Forgotten the Words: God Watches Over Us!”? The Fate of Tyrolean Protestants in “Die Zillertaler”, a Novel by Fedor Sommer Cover Image
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„Zapomnieliście te słowa: «Bóg czuwa nad nami!»?”. Losy tyrolskich protestantów w powieści „Zillertalczycy” Fedora Sommera
“Have Your Forgotten the Words: God Watches Over Us!”? The Fate of Tyrolean Protestants in “Die Zillertaler”, a Novel by Fedor Sommer

Author(s): Rafał Biskup
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Theology and Religion
Published by: Instytut Sztuki Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Keywords: Zillertaler;Fedor Sommer

Summary/Abstract: The fate of the Tyroleans who settled down at the foot of the Karkonosze Mts. (mainly in Mysłakowice and Sosnówka), and who in 1837 were compelled to leave their homeland as a consequence of the Confession Decree issued by the Habsburgs, is an essential example of Silesian cultural and religious legacy. It is also an example of the continuation of the idea of Prussian religious tolerance initiated already during the seventeenth century in the aftermath of an extremely turbulent period of religious wars, the most prominent being the Thirty Years’ War (1618–1648). This article discusses the novel: Die Zillertaler by Fedor Sommer, dedicated to this theme, and is composed of three parts: a portrayal of the historical backdrop connected with the emigration of Tyrolean Protestants; a portrayal of Protestantism in the novel; and a presentation of, and commentary on a review written by Max Koch in 1925.

  • Issue Year: 322/2018
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 113-121
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: Polish