Przestroga Jana Latosza z 1595 roku. Prolegomena do edycji krytycznej na podstawie siedemnastowiecznego rękopisu z Biblioteki Narodowej w Warszawie
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Jan Latosz’s Przestroga (A Warning) of 1595: Prolegomena to a critical edition based on a seventeenth-century manuscript from the National Library in WarsawThe aim of this paper is to draw attention to an understudied mid-seventeenth-century manuscript copy of Przestroga (A Warning) by Jan Latosz (Joannes Latosinus, ca. 1539–1608). All three copies of the printed version of Przestroga, published in Cracow in 1595, that were known before the World War II are now considered to be lost and the manuscript held at the National Library in Warsaw (MS 6631 III) appears to be the only extant witness to this text. In the article, the author gives a brief characteristics of the manuscript, provides an outline of its contents and makes an attempt to draw further research and editorial trajectories related to this document. He makes an argument that the future critical edition of the text of Przestroga should shed some new light on the astrological and chronological views of this controversial Cracow scholar, and that the further study of the manuscript as a material object can provide additional information about the possible reception and reinterpretation of Latosz’s text half-century after its publication.
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