Concept HEART in the Great Mirror Collection

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The article contains an analysis of the features of the concept heart, manifesting them­selves in the language of The Great Mirror collection, which was translated from Polish into Russian twice during the last quarter of the 17th century, the period in Russian cultural development known as “transitional.” The author concludes that the concept heart does not lose its archaic features in the collection and, being one of the most well-known cultural symbols representing the peculiarities of Russian mentality, manifests itself in the collection in two ways. On the one hand, it signifies the soul and the centre of emotions; one the other hand it denotes the receptacle of God. The concept heart symbolizes the “inner person”, whose spirituality is characterized by presence or absence of the connection of his or her heart with God.

Keywords: The Great Mirror, concept, heart, archaic features, cultural symbol, semantic content, deconstruction processes.

Concept HEART in the Great Mirror Collection
References: Svetlana K. Sevastianova Concept HEART in the Great Mirror Collection . Universum Humanitarium (En). 2, #1. С. 103–112.