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Cultures in Motion, Studies in the Medieval and Early Modern Periods

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ISBN: 978-83-233-3631-0
Description: softcover, 308 pages (17x24 cm), photographs
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Cultures in Motion, Studies in the Medieval and Early Modern Periods, (ed. by A. Izdebski, D. Jasinski), Jagiellonian University Press, Cracow 2014

This volume offers a collection of thirteen studies on the subject of intercultural contact and exchange in the medieval and early modern periods. The aim of the authors was to approach this phenomenon as broadly as possible, and the resulting volume is, therefore, a fusion of different approaches to a variety of historical sources and texts. Geographical areas that are often studied separately- including the Middle East, the Caucasus, the Latin West and Central Europe (especially Poland, Germany and Hungary) - are here presented together in order to allow for cross-period and cross-regional comparisons. The chronological scope is also unusually broad, beginning with Late Antiquity and encompassing both the Renaissance and its immediate aftermath.


Section I

Anna Izdebska (Warsaw), The Attitudes of Medieval Arabic Intellectuals towards Pythagorean Philosophy: different approaches and ways of infl uence
Klementyna Aura Glińska (Paris), Transcribing ‘Elegiac Comedies’: transformation of Greek and Latin theatrical traditions in twelfth- and thirteenth-century poetry
Elżbieta Chrulska (Toruń), Between Distance and Identifi cation: reception of the ancient tradition in the Protestant religious poetry, the case of Wrocław, Gdańsk and Toruń in the context of Northern Humanism

Section II
Christian Sahner (Princeton), Old Martyrs, New Martyrs and the Coming of Islam: writing hagiography after the conquests
Olga Grinchenko (Oxford), Slavonic Kontakaria and Their Byzantine Counterparts: adapting a liturgical tradition
Lilly Stammler (Oxford-Sofi a), Old Traditions and New Models: travelling monks in the late Byzantine hagiography from the Balkans
Barbara Grondkowska (Lublin), The Authority of the Church Fathers in Sixteenth-Century Polish Sermons: Jakub Wujek, Grzegorz of Żarnowiec and their postils

Section III
Adam Izdebski (Cracow), Cultural Contacts between the Superpowers of Late Antiquity: the Syriac School of Nisibis and the transmission of Greek educational experience to the Persian Empire
Anna Horeczy (Warsaw), An Italian Intermediary in the Transmission of the Ancient Classical Traditions to Renaissance Poland: Leonardo Bruni and the Humanism in Cracow
Mykhaylo Yakubovych (Ostroh), Jan Latosz (1539–1608) and His Natural Philosophy: reception of Arabic science in early modern Poland
Piotr Chmiel (Warsaw), You Are Christians without a light from Heaven. A Pluriconfessional Encounter: an image of Georgians according to the seventeenth-century Theatine missionaries’ writings

Section IV
Damian Jasiński (Toruń), Stories from Afar and a Local Star: the Eastern imagery in the Dialogues by Sulpicius Severus and his view on the Church in Gaul
Karolina Mroziewicz (Warsaw), 'When the Turk Roamed around Belgrade’: the Ottomans’ advent to the Hungarian borderlands in the pre-Mohács Flugschriften