1 Decembrie 1918 University of Alba Iulia, Department of Philology
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Review: Imre Daniel, the Cultural Agent of Ignác Batthyány or how Has the Batthynaeum Library of Alba Iulia Been Built
Abstract: Portretul unui iluminist ardelean. Bibliotecarul Imre Dániel (1754-1804)/ Portrait of a Transylvanian Enlightener, Librarian Imre Dániel (1754-1804) is a monography centered around the figure of a catholic Armenian, a native from Dumbrăveni, nowadays in the county of Sibiu, who, alongside bishop Ignác Batthyány, developed rich scientific and cultural activities. Educated in schools from Cluj and Vienna, Imre Dániel had vast knowledge of Latin paleography, codicology, diplomacy, library, foreign languages, which helped him in his activity as a librarian, copyist and researcher, investigated by Andreea Mârza for a timespan of approximately 30 years. Ending up in Transylvania after being promoted as bishop, interested in the history of the Church of Transylvania and Hungary, Ignác Batthyány, who was planning to transform Alba Iulia intro an important scientific and cultural center, sent the scholar of Dumbrăveni to different parts of Europe, in order to acquire manuscripts or printed books for the library of Alba Iulia. Besides book acquisition, which increased the size of his personal library, brought by the bishop to Transylvania, Imre Dániel is the author of the first incunabula catalogue from Batthyaneum Library. Keywords: Batthyaneum, codicology, library, copyist, catalogue, Dániel, Andreea Mârza.
Citation suggestion: Ciortea, Marcela. “Review: Imre Dániel, agentul cultural al lui Ignác Batthyány sau cum s-a constituit biblioteca Batthyaneum din Alba Iulia.” Transilvania, no. 9(2022): 54-57. https://doi.org/10.51391/trva.2022.09.07.