Kontakty personalne i instytucjonalne Jana Długosza z krakowskim środowiskiem uniwersyteckim. Uwagi o stanie i perspektywach badań
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Personal and institutional contacts of Jan Długosz with the community of Krakow University. Remarks on the research state and prospectsOnly for three years did Jan Długosz study liberal arts at the university of Cracow (1428–1431), but throughout his whole adult life he maintained contacts with the university community, especially with professors. The article presents, ﬁrst, the state of research done by Polish historians on Jan Długosz university studies and his foundation for the university, then the personal contacts and cooperation of the chronicler with Cracovian professors in various matters of the Cracow Church and the Polish Kingdom. Texts by M. Bobrzyński and S. Smolka, J. Morawski, K. Pieradzka, B. Przybyszewski, J. Krzyżaniak, M. Koczerska, M. Kowalczyk, M. Biskup, S. Gawlas, A. Włodarek and P. Węcowski deserve special attention in this regard. Next, the author of the article suggests new lines of research into Długosz’s relationships with Cracovian scholars. The source material of the Cracow chapter and the consistory court together with documents issued by Cracow bishops, chapter, prelates and canons in various matters during the chapter sessions suggest high potential in this area. In 1436–1480, when Długosz was a member of the cathedral chapter, a large group of university professors were associated (around thirty persons), with whom the chronicler maintained personal contacts. A full and comprehensive knowledge of this group with all their possible interactions, matters and contacts will make it possible for us to better understand Jan Długosz’s relations with the university milieu. The complex study of the chronicler’s library will contribute to the knowledge of Długosz’s intellectual contacts with various people in Cracow, Poland, and abroad.
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