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 Vazetje Sigeta grada
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Vazetje Sigeta grada

‘The capture of the town of Sziget’


Date: 1568-72

Original Language: Chakavian [Croatian dialect]


Vazetje Sigeta grada is the first Croatian historical epic, and the first poem in Croatian literature about the Battle of Sziget. It was written soon after the battle, between 1568 and 1572, and was printed in Venice in 1584. It consists of 1056 12-syllable verses in rhyming couplets, in four cantos.

It is about the Ottoman siege and capture of Szig…

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Plejić Poje, Lahorka, “ Vazetje Sigeta grada”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 22 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2015

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