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Dantiscus and Sweden -- Then and now

Jönsson, Arne LU (2007) In Respublica Litteraria in Action: Letters -- Speeches -- Poems -- Inscriptions p.21-24
Abstract
Ioannes Dantiscus' letters are a source of singular importance for 16th century European history. Dantiscus was a great traveller who got first-hand information from most parts of Europe, and his correspondence conveys to us today a vivid and varied picture of Early Modern Europe. The list of his correspondents is a name-dropper's dream: Copernicus, Philip Melanchton and Hernan Cortez, to mention only three examples.



From a Swedish perspective, Dantiscus is an important figure for two -- very different -- reasons, namely for his correspondence with great Scandinavian contemporaries (e.g., Johan Weze, the exiled archbishop of Lund, Ioannes Magnus, the archbishop of Uppsala, his brother Olaus Magnus, and the bishop of... (More)
Ioannes Dantiscus' letters are a source of singular importance for 16th century European history. Dantiscus was a great traveller who got first-hand information from most parts of Europe, and his correspondence conveys to us today a vivid and varied picture of Early Modern Europe. The list of his correspondents is a name-dropper's dream: Copernicus, Philip Melanchton and Hernan Cortez, to mention only three examples.



From a Swedish perspective, Dantiscus is an important figure for two -- very different -- reasons, namely for his correspondence with great Scandinavian contemporaries (e.g., Johan Weze, the exiled archbishop of Lund, Ioannes Magnus, the archbishop of Uppsala, his brother Olaus Magnus, and the bishop of Skara, Magnus Haraldi) and for the fact that an important part of his archives was brought to Sweden in the early 18th century (Uppsala University Library, ms. 154-155) and thus was engrafted on the Swedish branch of the tree of knowledge. The importance of this material was recognized by Eric Benzelius, who had a number of letters copied for publication. (Less)
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Respublica Litteraria in Action: Letters -- Speeches -- Poems -- Inscriptions
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Skolimowska, Anna
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21 - 24
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Centre for Studies on the Classical Tradition in Poland and East-Central Europe, University of Warsaw (OBTA) and Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences (PAU)
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From a Swedish perspective, Dantiscus is an important figure for two -- very different -- reasons, namely for his correspondence with great Scandinavian contemporaries (e.g., Johan Weze, the exiled archbishop of Lund, Ioannes Magnus, the archbishop of Uppsala, his brother Olaus Magnus, and the bishop of Skara, Magnus Haraldi) and for the fact that an important part of his archives was brought to Sweden in the early 18th century (Uppsala University Library, ms. 154-155) and thus was engrafted on the Swedish branch of the tree of knowledge. The importance of this material was recognized by Eric Benzelius, who had a number of letters copied for publication.},
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