Acta Comeniana 26
International Review of Comenius Studies and Early Modern Intellectual History
The volume of Acta Comeniana 26 (L) comprises seven studies, mostly dealing with the intellectual history of the period from the sixteenth to eighteenth centuries. The review section presents thirteen reviews of recent Czech, German, English, and Polish literature. The contributions are in English or German.
Martin Rothkegel analyses newly discovered Vatican sources on the early influence of the Antitrinitarian Jacob Palaeologus. Jan Čížek deals with the influence of Francesco Patrizi on Jan Amos Comenius and his Herborn teacher J. H. Alsted. Márton Szentpéteri argues that the originally planned continuation of Johann Heinrich Bisterfeld’s De uno Deo can be identified with two posthumously published texts: Sciagraphia symbioticae (1661) and Jean Mellet’s Theosophia naturalis (1662). Jakub Žytek examines and analyses the travel journal on Iceland – Islandia (1638) – from the pen of Daniel Vetter. Iva Lelková investigates a correspondence network of the Silesian scholar Philipp Jakob Sachs von Lewenheimb. Jan Palkoska interprets G. W. Leibniz' concept of causation as coming surprisingly close to that of David Hume. Lenka Řezníková discusses the literary portrayal of exile in general (and that of Jan Amos Comenius in particular) in Czech literature of the nineteenth century.