Universitatea „1 Decembrie 1918“ Alba Iulia, Facultatea de Istorie şi Filologie ”1 Decembrie 1918” University of Alba Iulia, Faculty of History and Philology
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5-6 / 2012
The manuscript catalogue from the library of Ştefan Meteş
The manuscript catalogue of the library that belongs to Ştefan Meteş reveals his high degree of culture, his intellectual horizon, his concerns and interest for various cultural domains, starting with history, continuing with philology, theology, geography, bibliology, pedagogy, psychology. The best represented cultural domains are history, theology and philology. The presence of foreign books stands as proof to the fact that the historian and rector Ştefan Meteş knew Hungarian, German, French, some foreign books being quoted in his works. Even though the number of books prior to 1850 is small, the library is still priceless because of the many titles from various cultural fields and especially because every book or newspaper is read. Ştefan Meteş’s private library bears witness to the universe, the cultural level, concerns and training of the Transylvanian scholar, being important because it contains many of the sources quoted by the historian in the footnotes of his works, which points to the accuracy and interest for the best possible argumentation, explanation of personal information and works.
Keywords: catalogue, manuscript, library, Ştefan Meteş, book;
- România, Arhivele Naţionale Direcţia Judeţeană Cluj (ANDJ Cluj), Fond Ştefan Meteş, nr. inventar 1435, dosar nr. 121, 597 file / Romania, National Archives, Cluj County (ANDJ Cluj), Ştefan Meteş fund, inventory number 1435, file number 121, 597 leafs;
- Matei, Alexandru, Ştefan Meteş la 85 de ani / Ştefan Meteş at 85 years old, în Revista Arhivelor / in Archives Review, anul XLIX, vol. XXXIV, [Bucureşti], 1972, p. 50-59.
- ***, Studii şi documente arhivistice: Ştefan Meteş la 85 de ani, Serie nouă îngrijită de Al. Matei, Cluj-Napoca, 1977 / ***, Studies and archival documents: Ştefan Meteş at 85 years old, new series edited by Al. Matei, Cluj-Napoca, 1977.