Renaissance Culture in Poland: The Rise of Humanism, 1470-1543

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Cornell University Press, 1989 - History - 285 pages
This is the first book-length account of Renaissance humanism in 15th- and 16th-century Poland. Harold B. Segel demonstrates that a lively community of intellectuals--Copernicus among them--helped to bring Poland into the mainstream of contemporary European culture and to lay the foundations for the Polish High Renaissance of the second half of the sixteenth century.
 

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Contents

Gregory of Sanok the Freethinking Archbishop
18
The Extraordinary
36
Celtis among the Sarmatians
83
Period of Transition
107
The Scientist as Humanist
127
Pope Leo X the Bison and Renaissance Cultural Politics
138
Dantiscus
161
The HellRaiser Who Became Primate of Poland
191
Clemens Ianicius the Fragile Blossom of Polish Latinity
227
Jan Kochanowski and the Twilight
250
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83
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About the author (1989)

Harold B. Segel is professor emeritus of Slavic literatures and of comparative literature at Columbia University. Among his fourteen books is The Columbia Guide to the Literatures of Eastern Europe.

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