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Original scientific paper

The poems of Ana Katarina Zrinski - poetics and context

Davor Dukić   ORCID icon ; Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia
Jasmina Lukec   ORCID icon ; Miroslav Krleža Institute of Lexicography, Zagreb, Croatia

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APA 6th Edition
Dukić, D. & Lukec, J. (2017). Pjesme Ane Katarine Zrinski - poetika i kontekst. Croatica, 41 (61), 273-294. Retrieved from
MLA 8th Edition
Dukić, Davor and Jasmina Lukec. "Pjesme Ane Katarine Zrinski - poetika i kontekst." Croatica, vol. 41, no. 61, 2017, pp. 273-294. Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.
Chicago 17th Edition
Dukić, Davor and Jasmina Lukec. "Pjesme Ane Katarine Zrinski - poetika i kontekst." Croatica 41, no. 61 (2017): 273-294.
Dukić, D., and Lukec, J. (2017). 'Pjesme Ane Katarine Zrinski - poetika i kontekst', Croatica, 41(61), pp. 273-294. Available at: (Accessed 24 November 2020)
Dukić D, Lukec J. Pjesme Ane Katarine Zrinski - poetika i kontekst. Croatica [Internet]. 2017 [cited 2020 November 24];41(61):273-294. Available from:
D. Dukić and J. Lukec, "Pjesme Ane Katarine Zrinski - poetika i kontekst", Croatica, vol.41, no. 61, pp. 273-294, 2017. [Online]. Available: [Accessed: 24 November 2020]

In the mid-1980s a manuscript collection of poems was discovered, which had supposedly belonged to Ana Katarina Zrinski (c. 1625-1673) and which contains poems she had written herself. The collection was recently published (Pjesmarica Ane Katarine Zrinske, ed. J. Bratulić, Zagreb: Matica hrvatska, 2014), thus enabling comprehensive research which was initiated by Ivan Zvonar (2006) even before the collection had been published. Our analysis draws on his research. The paper brings a short description of the collection’s contents and its structure, and then goes on to determine which poems may be attributed to Ana Katarina Zrinski. The analysis of those poems is based on identifying motifs that correspond to the biography of the supposed author and on pointing out metrical, stylistic and thematic similarities between the supposed Katarina’s poems and the poetry written by her husband Petar Zrinski and brother Fran Krsto Frankopan. We come to the conclusion that 31 poems in the collection can be attributed to Katarina, and find new evidence in support of Ivan Zvonar’s hypothesis that her work had strongly influenced the poetry of her younger brother.

Ana Katarina Zrinski; The Ozalj Linguistic and Literary Circle; manuscript collections of Kajkavian poems; Fran Krsto Frankopan

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