Ars Metrica

Defining a genre in the Répertoire de la poésie hongroise ancienne

The repertoire of the Hungarian poems written up to 1600 is not a prosody repertoire but one of poetry. The RPHA has followed the historical-poetical method. Research of poems large numbers, the inductive research is the first step in the historical-poetical investigation. This historical-poetical method was first worked out by Russian Alexander Nikolayevich Veselovski in his work titled Istoricheskaya poetica. What I would like to say a couple of words about is a possible way of developing further this repertoire. It also seems worth refining further the fields of RPHA. And the second step of historical-poetical method could be the comparative research of the results. Read more