By Gábor Kármán
In A Seventeenth-Century Odyssey Gábor Kármán reconstructs the existence tale of a lesser-known Hungarian orientalist, Jakab Harsányi Nagy. The dialogue of his actions as a college instructor in Transylvania, as a diplomat and interpreter on the elegant Porte, as a secretary of a Moldavian voivode in exile, in addition to a court docket councillor of Friedrich Wilhelm, the nice Elector of Brandenburg not just sheds mild upon the terribly flexible profession of this person, but additionally at the number of circles within which he lived. Gábor Kármán additionally supplies the 1st ancient research of Harsányi’s contribution to Turkish experiences, the Colloquia Familiaria Turcico-latina (1672).
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EUA–A–16). From the period between 1640 and 1649 altogether 32 people signed it, and in 1642 only five. , 11–14. , Theses theologicae, 1–2. The dedication lists the names of Alexander Henrison, John Adamson, John Sharp, and Julius Conrad Otto. indb 38 11/17/2015 3:57:47 PM The Beginnings of an Ecclesiastical Career 39 nized for granting master’s titles, where texts written by the professors were rehearsed by students for the sake of practice (“exercitii gratia”). 97 A couple of weeks after Tarczali’s disputation summer holidays started at the Edinburgh Academy.
17. Jahrhundert, ed. András Szabó (Budapest, 1999), 214–220. indb 25 11/17/2015 3:57:44 PM 26 Chapter 1 have been surprising if Harsányi had chosen another itinerary – in any case he did not matriculate at the Frankfurt university. 52 After students left Danzig they only had to survive the boat trip around Denmark to reach the Netherlands. The sea generally entailed great discomfort for Hungarian students. Those travelogues that mention crossing the sea at all usually devote some passages to the shock of a storm.
His doctoral thesis was also published in Franeker under the title “Theses theologicae ex nono Decalogi praecepto depromptae” (Ibid. No. 2). On the practice of disputations, see Czegle, “Amesius,” 122–123. The name of Balyik is found in the matricula in the following form: “Johannes Balyick Debrecinus Ungarus. 27, T[eologus],” ASALB I, 315. He enrolled at Franeker University on 18 November 1638 (“Johannes Debrecen, Hungarus, theol[ogus]”), ASAF I, 112. His disputation (“Disputatio theological de Deo”) was also published in the Collegium Hungaricum (Postma and van Sluis, Auditorium, No.
A Seventeenth-century Odyssey in East Central Europe: The Life of Jakab Harsányi Nagy by Gábor Kármán