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Maciej Musa Konopacki i jego korespondencja
Maciej Musa Konopacki and his correspondence

Author(s): Rafał Berger
Subject(s): Islam studies, Religion and science
Published by: Verbinum
Keywords: Maciej Musa Konopacki; Tatars; correspondence; interreligious dialogue; Orientalism

Summary/Abstract: Maciej Musa Konopacki was Polish Tatar, Muslim, writer, social activist and campaigner for the Christian and Muslim rapprochement. In his popularization of the history of the Polish Tatars he led extensive correspondence with representatives of the Church, scholars and artists, as well as his co-religionists and ordinary people, interested in the Polish-Tatar history, or searching for their Tatar roots. Asked for reasons for his letter writing activities, Konopacki would reply he wanted to validate Tatars in the Polish society and restore their lost identity. He seeked people acknowledging their Tatar descend, and worked to attract interest in Tatars’ history among scholars and artists.

  • Issue Year: 142/2017
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 26-42
  • Page Count: 17
  • Language: Polish