PL EN


2013 | 1(1) | 79-90
Article title

Edmund Campion’s Rationes Decem: A Survey of Campion’s Books in Polish Libraries

Content
Title variants
Languages of publication
EN
Abstracts
EN
Edmund Campion (1540-1581) was a Jesuit priest and fellow of St. John’s College in Oxford, who was, first and foremost, most famed in his time for his extraordinary rhetorical skills. Today, a glimpse of the exceptional oratorical skills of the man can be provided by books and very rare copies of which can be found in Poland’s libraries. This attests to the exceptional Polish interest in Campion’s works throughout the centuries. This article presents the partial results of original research findings in an area often neglected by English and Polish literary historians. It aims to provide a descriptive survey of Campion’s rare books which can be found in selected libraries in Poland. By employing methodology drawn from the disciplines of History of the Book and Philology, it is hoped that the reader can be thus more acquainted with the existence of the rare books found in Polish libraries and thus equip him with a better and deeper appreciation of the unique cultural and historical value of the rare books in Polish library holdings. The article begins by briefly describing the history of the provenance of some of the Campion rare books which we have today thanks to the bibliophile and collection initiatives of some of Poland’s eminent statesmen such as Tadeusz Czacki and Adam Kazimierz Czartoryski. This is then followed by a brief history of Campion and his times. Particular emphasis shall be made on the history of the printing of “Rationes Decem,” as it was printed secretly. Finally, a brief description of the relveant rare books, that is translations and later editions of the “Rationes” shall be briefly described. The wide interest, as best illustrated by Skarga’s mentioning of the text or the Pisecius’ reply, in the “Rationes” shall also be discussed as it testifies to the wide interest that the person of Campion and his text enjoyed in the times of the Polish Commonwealth.
Year
Issue
Pages
79-90
Physical description
Dates
published
2013-01-01-2013-03-31
Contributors
References
  • Boratyński, L. (ed.). Monumenta Polonia Vaticana: Caligarius I. A. Epistola et acta 1578-1581. Kraków: Wydawnictwa Komisji Historycznej Akademii Umiejętności, 1915.
  • Bohonos, M. Katalog starych druków Biblioteki Zakładu Narodowego im. Ossolińskich Polonica XVI. Wrocław: Ossolineum, 1965.
  • Calendar of State Papers, Foreign Series of the Reign of Elizabeth. London: Public Record Office, 1913. Campion, Edmund. Raitones Decem. Wilno: Drukarnia Mikołaja Krzszytofa Radziwiłła, c. 1583-1585.
  • —. Rationes Decem. Helney-on-Thames, 1581.
  • —. Rationes Decem. Cracoviae: Ex Officina Andreae Petrocovij, 1605.
  • Danowska, Ewa. Tadeusz Czacki 1765 - 1813 . Kraków: Polska Akademia Umiejętności, 2006.
  • Evans, W. et al. A Collection of Statutes. London: Thomas Blenhern, 1836.
  • Kampion, Edmund. Piotr Skarga (trans.). Dziesięć Wywodów. Wilno: Drukarnia Mikołaja Krzysztofa Radziwiłła, 1584.
  • Kampion, Edmund. Kaspar Wilkowski (trans.). Dziesięc Mocnych Wywodów. Wilno: Drukarnia Mikołaja Krzysztofa Radziwiłła, 1584.
  • Skwarczyńśki, Paul. Elsinore 1580 : John Rogers and James Bosgrave. “Recusant History,” McClevelland, A. (ed.) issue no. 16 :1982, pp. 1-16.
  • Kilroy, Gerard. Edmund Campion: Memory and Transcription. England: Ashgate Publishing Ltd., 2006.
  • Pisecius, Tomasz. Responsio ad Decem Rationes Edmundi Campiani. Racoviae: Ex typographeo Sternanciano, 1610.
  • —. Responsio ad Decem Rationes Edmundi Campiani Jesuitae. Racoviae : Ex typographeo Sternaciano, 1619.
  • Reynolds, E. E. Campion and Parsons: The Jesuit Mission of 1580 - 1581. London: Sheed and Ward, 1980.
  • Skarga, Piotr. Żywoty Świętych. Cracoviae: Ex officina Andreae Petrocovij, 1585.
  • Skawczyński, P. Elsinore 1580: John Rogers and James Bosgrave, “Recusant History,” McCleveland, A. (ed.) no. 16: 1982, pp. 1-16.
  • Szumska, Urszula. Anglia a Polska w Epoce Humanizmu i Reformacji. Lwów: Ksiegarnia Krawczyńśkiego, 1938.
  • Manuscripts and unpublished Dissertations:
  • The Czartoryskis’ Library (Cracow): "MS 12163", 1813, ff. 1-2.
  • Smulewska, Maria. "Polskie tłumaczenia 'Decem Rationes' Edmunda Campiona: Piotra Skargi 'Dziesięc Wywodów' oraz Kaspra Wilkowskiego 'Dziesięc Mocnych Wywodów' : Edycja tekstów." Kraków: Uniwersytet Jagielloński, 2005.
Document Type
Publication order reference
Identifiers
ISSN
2299-9922
YADDA identifier
bwmeta1.element.desklight-927ca6de-46b2-4c15-8722-ce1666d0cc36
JavaScript is turned off in your web browser. Turn it on to take full advantage of this site, then refresh the page.