EARLY MODERN POLISH LITERATURE
(XI – XVIII c.)
STAROPOLSKA is an academic and educational project concerned with early modern Polish literature in the aspect of the broad European heritage. The main part of the project comprises an e-library of classical Polish writings (MIDDLE AGES - RENAISSANCE - BAROQUE) and a collection of scholarly studies of the subject. The CONTEXTS section includes texts and commentaries involving history, philosophy, religion, and art in Poland from the Middle Ages to the 17th century. In the TRADITION section, readers can find an ample selection of materials on ancient and biblical culture, the European Middle Ages, Renaissance and Baroque. The LINKS section provides access to the most important libraries and web sites dealing with related issues. The TRANSLATIONS section presents translations of Old Polish writings, aimed at attracting readers from abroad. The BIBLIOGRAPHY 2000- section lists recent publications on early modern Polish literature, while the EVENTS section gives information on academic conferences and meetings.
An integral part of the project is the OLD POLISH DICTIONARY, presently comprising 3,300 entries, so far being the only lexicon of Old Polish vocabulary on the web.
The project is constantly kept up to date and enriched with new material.
STAROPOLSKA was created in 2000 as a private project designed by Roman Mazurkiewicz and Mariusz Górniak (Cracow). It is a non-profit enterprise: the authors have never profited from any sponsorship, endowments or subsidies; no commercial advertisements or banners are placed on the site. All materials included in the project are available to the users.
In November 2001, the MELITON: MEDIEVAL LITERARY STUDIES ON-LINE, an academic project related to the STAROPOLSKA was started as a metasite, that is, catalogue and guide to internet resources of medieval literature and related subjects.