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Humanism in Polish Culture

by Alina Nowicka-Jezowa (Volume editor) Wieslaw Pawlak (Volume editor) Piotr Urbanski (Volume editor)
©2011 Edited Collection 268 Pages

Summary

The aim of the book is to present a collection of studies in the role of humanism in Polish culture from the 15th to the 20th century. Humanism was one important and constitutive element of Polish culture. The present authors discuss following problems: methods of research on humanism, history of the idea of humanism, humanistic anthropology and moral philosophy, relations between humanism and Christianity, classicism, models of culture, communities, and nature in the relations to humanism, philology, and editions of primary sources. This breadth of scholarly approaches makes this volume a unique companion to one of the most important traditions in Polish culture.

Details

Pages
268
Year
2011
ISBN (PDF)
9783653009163
ISBN (Hardcover)
9783631619117
DOI
10.3726/978-3-653-00916-3
Language
English
Publication date
2011 (August)
Keywords
Classicism Anthropology Ethos Philology
Published
Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2011. 267 pp.

Biographical notes

Alina Nowicka-Jezowa (Volume editor) Wieslaw Pawlak (Volume editor) Piotr Urbanski (Volume editor)

Alina Nowicka-Jeżowa is Professor of the Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies «Artes Liberales,» University of Warsaw, and the leader of the project «Humanism in Poland.» She has published extensively on Polish Renaissance and Baroque poetry, and on comparative studies. She is also the editor of the series Studies in Polish Literature Abroad. Wiesław Pawlak is Assistant Professor of the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin. He is a specialist in Polish religious literature of the 17th century and in the humanist erudition in the early modern period. Piotr Urbański is Professor and Chair of the Department of Latin and Classical Tradition, University of Szczecin. His field of expertise is Neo-Latin literature, especially the poetry of Sarbiewski, as well as operatic studies.

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