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ERIC Number: EJ879695
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Feb
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
ISSN: ISSN-1470-8477
Faith, Friendship and Learning: Intercultural Communication in the Republic of Letters
Austin, Kenneth; Anderson, Wendy
Language and Intercultural Communication, v10 n1 p17-31 Feb 2010
This article uses the renowned antiquarian Nicolas-Claude Fabri de Peiresc (1580-1637) as a case study to examine the intellectual and religious culture of the early seventeenth century. In particular, using his extensive correspondence, it investigates the manner in which the exchange of letters could be used to reinforce the identity of one confession (Catholicism), while at the same time facilitating dialogue between individuals of different confessions, faiths and cultures. It also examines the extent to which material gifts and hospitality, offered regardless of the recipient's faith, served to reinforce such relationships in the emerging Republic of Letters.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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