Franciszak Skarina and Belarusian Renaissance (16th century) Cover Image

Францiшак Скарына i беларускае Адраджэнне (XVI ст.)
Franciszak Skarina and Belarusian Renaissance (16th century)

Author(s): Halina Twaranowicz
Subject(s): History, Cultural history, Studies of Literature, Philology
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Warmińsko-Mazurskiego w Olsztynie
Keywords: Francysk Skaryna;Francisk Skorina;Belarussian Renaissance;litterature;history;

Summary/Abstract: The written Belorussian heritage of the Renaissance is a unique phenomenon in the European culture. In years 1517-1519 Francis Skoryna published in Prague 23 books of the Bible in the Old Belorussian language. In introductions and epilogues to the first published edition of the Bible in Eastern Belorussia and the territory of today’s Poland Skoryna inherited and creatively developed the outlook on life presented in works of Basil the Great, Dionysius Areopagite, Gregory the Theologian, Efrema of Syria, Jan from Damascus, Cyril from Turow and others. This spiritual-ethical heritage is fundamentally different than ancient, to which the Western-European Renaissance reffered.

  • Issue Year: 2008
  • Issue No: XIII
  • Page Range: 193-201
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: Belarusian