Unknown Treasures. 16th-Century German-Language Texts in the University of Łódź Library Cover Image
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Unbekannte Schätze. Germanica des 16. Jahrhunderts in der Universitätsbibliothek Łódź / Nieznane skarby. Germanika XVI-wieczne w zbiorach Biblioteki Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego
Unknown Treasures. 16th-Century German-Language Texts in the University of Łódź Library

Author(s): Joanna Jabłkowska, Dorota Bartnik, Tomasz Piestrzyński, Piotr Lewkowicz, Cora Dietl, Jakub Gortat, Vanessa de Senarclens, Tomasz Ososiński, Heinrich Hofmann, Małgorzata Kubisiak
Contributor(s): Cora Dietl (Editor), Małgorzata Kubisiak (Editor)
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Museology & Heritage Studies, Library and Information Science, Studies of Literature
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego
Keywords: Plathe Castle Library;polyglot Bible;Vogel Halcyon;biblical philology;epitaphs;Carmina Funebria;Prussian State Library;German-language prints;the University of Łódź Library
Summary/Abstract: Founded just after World War II, the University of Łódź Library has a significant collection of old prints which were once the core of the book collection. These ancient volumes come from the private libraries of the noble families of Prussia, Silesia and Pomerania, as well as from school repositories and private collections evacuated from war zones to the areas granted to Poland after WWII. As part of a project implemented in cooperation between the University of Łódź and the University of Gießen, it was possible to draw up the first systematic record of early 16th-century German-language prints in the antique books collection of the University of Łódź Library. The publication not only presents the history but also discusses some of the unique items in the set. Examples of research possibilities which arise from providing access to this valuable collection have also been presented: from the reconstruction of lost libraries and reconstruction of the network of scientific connections of the era of humanism, to the history of reception of the most important texts of the Reformation period.

  • E-ISBN-13: 978-83-8142-252-9
  • Print-ISBN-13: 978-83-8142-251-2
  • Page Count: 294
  • Publication Year: 2018
  • Language: Polish, German