Number of pages: 286
Dimensions: 145 mm x 225 mm
Publisher: UAB Baltų lankų leidyba
The years 1659-1667, the times after the Deluge – the disastrous war between Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, Russia and Sweden. The Narwoysz family – an ageing Jan Maciej, his wife Elżbieta and their twins – Urszula and Kazimierz – live in their Samogitian manor of Milkonty and travel to the multicultural metropolis of Vilnius, where Kazimierz starts his studies in university and Urszula joins the Bernardine nunnery. The lives of them both will be affected not just by a wealthy orphaned heir Jan Kirdey Biront, but also by the conflict of liberal and fanatical ideas at the Vilnius' university. The Cartesian opposition of body and soul, the Baroque drama of life and death, the search for God and the life behind the convent walls, the history of the university and the microhistories of the multinational Vilnius that toll in the voices of bells, founded by a Frenchman Jean Delamars – are just a few themes from the first part of 'Silva Rerum'.
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