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Catholicism And Enlightenment In Poland-Lithuania

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Interest in a Catholic Enlightenment among Polish ecclesiastical and intellectual historians dates from the Second Vatican Council. The attention devoted to the Catholic Enlightenment in Poland-Lithuania falls behind that conducted on the Holy Roman Empire and the Habsburg Monarchy. A persistent feature of the Polish historiography of the relationship between Catholicism and Enlightenment has been a gulf between what might be called secularist and Catholic schools. The role of Saxony, with its glittering court in Dresden, as a conduit for the ideas and culture of Western Europe to Poland-Lithuania has long been recognized. One function of the eighteenth-century European police state was censorship. However, freedom of speech and of the press was a hallowed component of Polish liberty. Many of the luminaries of the Stanislavian high Enlightenment and its critics remained active public figures into the 1810s and 1820s.

Keywords: Catholic enlightenment; Poland-Lithuania; Polish historiography



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