Humanism in Polish Culture

Humanism in Polish Culture




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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783631619117
Publisher: Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften
Publication date: 05/13/2011
Pages: 268
Product dimensions: 5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x (d)

About the Author

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.

Table of Contents

Contents: Alina Nowicka-Jeżowa: Humanism in Polish Culture: Methodological Considerations – Andrzej Borowski: Humanism: Histories of an Idea – Barbara Niebelska-Rajca: Humanitas: Projects of Humanist Anthropology – Piotr Urbański: The Humanist Ethos – Miroslawa Hanusiewicz-Lavallee: Humanitas and christianitas in Polish Culture – Marek Prejs: Humanist Models of Modern Culture and the Ancient Heritage – Katarzyna Meller: Classicism from the 15th to the 18th Century: Aesthetics - Literary Doctrine - Anthropology – Jerzy Borowczyk: Classicism in Literature of the 19th and 20th Centuries – Adam Karpiński/Wieslaw Pawlak: Humanism and Philology – Marcin Cieiiski: Polish Humanism and its Relation to the Communities of Nation, Society, State, and Europe – Jacek Sokolski: Man and Nature: Humanism and the Natural Sciences – Radosław Pawelec: Humanist Values in the History of the Polish Language – Roman Mazurkiewicz: Inedita: Editions of Primary Sources – Dariusz Chemperek: Polonica as Primary Sources for Research on Polish Humanism.

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