Nicolae Milescu Spătarul - ancestor of a Nobel Laureate - Ilia I. Mecinikov. Part I. Nicolae Milescu-Spătarul’s  secular European impact; 1st of June  Cover Image

Nicolae Milescu Spătarul - strămoşul laureatului Nobel Ilia I. Mecinikov. Partea I. Impactul european peste veacuri al lui Nicolae Milescu-Spătarul;
Nicolae Milescu Spătarul - ancestor of a Nobel Laureate - Ilia I. Mecinikov. Part I. Nicolae Milescu-Spătarul’s secular European impact; 1st of June

Author(s): Sorin Riga, Vasile Man, Dan Riga
Subject(s): Literary Texts
Published by: Editura Universităţii Vasile Goldiş
Keywords: Culture of tradition and patrimony; Nicolae Milescu-Spătarul: polyglot; scholar; humanist; erudite; encyclopaedist; diplomat; I. I. Mecinikov’s ancestor; Commemoration of 375 years since birth; Contribuţia sa ştiinţifică şi culturală

Summary/Abstract: The culture of tradition and patrimony is an act of civilization, as well as one of identitary education. This is why the promotion of restitution comprises all areas of progress and human creation. Nicolae Milescu-Spătarul (b. 1636 in Moldavia - d. 1708 in Russia) was an erudite humanist scholar, an encyclopaedist, a theologist, diplomat, historian, geographer, ethnographer, translator, memorialist and a polyglot (Romanian, ancient and modern Greek, Latin, Turkish and Slavonic-Russian). Commemorating and honouring this figure, of European and Eurasian importance alike, is a debt of honour: 1958 – 250 years since death; 2011 – 375 years since birth. At this time, the need to fully publish his work arises, as a large part of it is still kept in libraries, archives and European private collections in the form of manuscripts. Nicolae Milescu-Spătarul was the ancestor of the Nobel Laureate (1908), scientist Ilia I. Mecinikov (1845-1916). The work reveals the great scholar’s (eastern, but also western, European and Asian) cultural, scientific and diplomatic impact – at that moment and throughout time – but also the impact of his vast work. The remarkable monograph The Description of China (58 chapters) was published in Romanian only in 1958.

  • Issue Year: VII/2011
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 241-248
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: Romanian