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Al-wara. The phenomenon of scrupulous piety in Islam in the 3rd/9th century

The project has two main objectives. The first is an eddition of Kitab al-wara (The Book of Scrupulous Piety) compiled by ‘Abd al-Malik ibn Habib (d. 238/853), a treatise which is one of the oldest sources coming from Muslim Spain (al-Andalus). The other objective is a study of the phenomenon of scrupulous piety in Islam in the 3rd/9th century, taking into account the edited source in question and in the end producing a monograph devoted to this important phenomenon, which has been neglected in the existing literature.

Ancient Sparta. Spartan reality and Spartan myth in Polish and European scholarship and memoire collective

The aim of the project is to examine selected issues from the history of ancient Sparta and the Spartan legend. The results will be presented during regular meetings of scholars. The projects provides for the publication of two books containing papers prepared in the course of the project. Some material (including a bibliography of works devoted to ancient Sparta, iconography of the Spartan legend) will be available on the project website.

Inscriptions honouring women in Greek cities as evidence of a change in civic mentality in the Hellenistic and Roman periods (until the early 3rd century AD)

Research into women’s themes, carried out for Antiquity with particular intensity since the 1980s by means of varied methodologies, has “restored” the presence of women in the public sphere in Greek cities, the presence limited to the sphere of religion in the classical period and in the Roman period visible also in political life (we known women who assumed municipal offices).

Inter-cultural Transmission of Intellectual Traditions in the Middle Ages and the Early Modern Period. A comparative perspective

The aim of the project is to carry out comparative studies into the phenomenon of inter-cultural transfer in various geographical contexts and historical periods. We want to cover as many cultures developing in the Middle Ages and the Early Modern period as possible in order to overcome the current focus of research into the pre-modern “inter-culturality” on Western Europe. Thus we deal with the Middle East, Transcaucasia, the Byzantine world, medieval Latin tradition but also early Polish culture.

Inter-October revolution. 1957 in Poland

The aim of the project is to reconstruct complex social processes, especially those associated with modernisation, taking place in Poland in 1957, and affecting practically all social, professional or ethnic groups. In some areas the transformations were so vast and profound that we can even say that this year was a Polish gateway to modernity.

Louis XVI – Stanisław August. Parallel propaganda images in the international press

The aim of the project is to investigate the methods of shaping the propaganda images of two rulers – Louis XIV and Stanisław August Poniatowski in 1774-1788 in the French-language international press. Both rulers differed in many respects. Their political situation was different as was their position in the political system. What they had in common were propaganda methods and measures used in a period that turned out to be a time paving the way for a great breakthrough in both states.

Military correspondence of Hetman Janusz Radziwiłł in 1646-1655

National Programme for the Development of Humanities; module 1.1;  no. 11H 12 0174 81. Project for 2013-2017.

Officials and offices in the Kingdom of Poland (1815-1914)

National Programme for the Development of Humanities 2012.

I. The aim of the project is: