A Seventeenth-century Odyssey in East Central Europe: The by Gábor Kármán

By Gábor Kármán

In A Seventeenth-Century Odyssey Gábor Kármán reconstructs the lifestyles tale of a lesser-known Hungarian orientalist, Jakab Harsányi Nagy. The dialogue of his actions as a faculty instructor in Transylvania, as a diplomat and interpreter on the chic Porte, as a secretary of a Moldavian voivode in exile, in addition to a court docket councillor of Friedrich Wilhelm, the nice Elector of Brandenburg not just sheds mild upon the terribly flexible occupation of this person, but in addition at the number of circles during which he lived. Gábor Kármán additionally provides the 1st old research of Harsányi’s contribution to Turkish stories, the Colloquia Familiaria Turcico-latina (1672).

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Despite the rather dry style of contemporary travelogues we find again and again signs of 100 101 The collected manuscripts of István Kocsi Csergő, Sárospataki Református Kollégium Tudományos Gyűjteményei, Nagykönyvtár, Kézirattár 403, 747–791. On apodemic literature generally, see Justin Stagl, “Der wohl unterwiesene Passagier: Reisekunst und Gesellschaftbeschreibung vom 16. bis zum 18. Jahrhundert,” in Reisen und Reisebeschreibungen im 18. und 19. Jahrhundert als Quellen der Kulturbeziehungsforschung, ed.

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The matriculation fee for the children of the burghers of Edinburgh was lower (two pounds) than for others (who paid three); see Michael Lynch, “The Creation of a College,” in Robert D. Anderson, Michael Lynch, and Nicholas Philipson, The University of Edinburgh: An Illustrated History (Edinburgh, 2003), 24. 92 All in all, the high school of Edinburgh did not differ much from the college of Gyulafehérvár, and in peacetime Hun­ garian students would have been unlikely to have preferred it to Cambridge, which was approximately ten times as big and had a serious advantage in the number of established teachers as well as a better student to instructor ratio.

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