Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900

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Marko Marulić, Marko Pecinić

Date: 1501

Original Language: Croatian


In 1501, Marulus commented on his epic Judita: ‘As I read this tale, it occurred to me to translate it into our tongue that those who knew no Italian or Latin books might understand it’ (Lučin, Marulić reader, p. 209). He revealed his poetic intentions by comparing the biblical story to a bunch of wheat, and his epic poem to a fruit tree in full blossom in spring. His poetic vers…

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Posset (with the assistance of Branko Jozić and Bratislav Lučin), Franz, “ Judita”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 25 September 2020 <>
First published online: 2015

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