The Literature of the Tatars of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania - characteristics of the Tatar writings and areas of research

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Document Type:
Straipsnis / Article
Anglų kalba / English
The Literature of the Tatars of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania - characteristics of the Tatar writings and areas of research
In the Journal:
Journal of language and cultural education. 2016, vol. 4, no. 1, p. 1-16
Summary / Abstract:

LTReikšminiai žodžiai: Arabų raštai baltarusių ir lenkų kalbomis; Arabų raštas; Kitabistics; Kitabistika; Lietuvos Didžiosios Kunigaikštystės raštija; Lietuvos Didžiosios Kunigaikštystės totoriai; Lietuvos Didžiosios Kunigaikštystės totorių raštija; Totorių rankraščiai; Arabic script; Arabic script in Belarusian and Polish; Kitabistics; Tatar manuscripts; Tatar writing of the Grand Duchy of Lituania; Tatars of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania; Writing of the Grand Duchy of Lihtuania.

ENThe literature of the Tatars of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania constitutes the most important and richest part of their cultural heritage, as well as a lasting trace of Tatar settlements in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. The literature that flourished during the spiritual revival of the Renaissance and Reformation somewhere in the seemingly God-forsaken, remote Eastern Borderlands has not been forgotten; on the contrary, it has been recognised as a unique phenomenon of great spiritual, literary and cultural value. This phenomenon manifests itself in the extraordinary combination of the Oriental Islamic culture and Christian culture, two components that appear to be mutually exclusive but are in fact in perfect harmony with each other, both in the life of society and in the literary works of Polish-Lithuanian Tatars. The paper is dedicated to literary manuscripts of the Tatars of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, including their genesis at the background of the Tatar settlement in the territory of the Republic of Poland, characteristic features and typology of the manuscripts on the basis of the criteria of form and content. Furthermore, the author discusses the research areas, beginning with the description of the state of research on Tatar manuscripts from the point of view, through the characteristics of the current research on this matter, as well as reporting the institutions running and coordinating the interdisciplinary and international activities within the scope of the research, editing and popularization of the issues connected with the kitabistics. [From the publication]

1339-4584; 1339-4045
2018-12-17 00:35:04
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