Faith, friendship and learning: intercultural communication in the Republic of Letters

Austin, K. and Anderson, W. (2010) Faith, friendship and learning: intercultural communication in the Republic of Letters. Language and Intercultural Communication, 10(1), pp. 17-31. (doi:10.1080/14708470903215177)

Full text not currently available from Enlighten.

Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14708470903215177

Abstract

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.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Anderson, Professor Wendy
Authors: Austin, K., and Anderson, W.
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
College/School:College of Arts > School of Critical Studies > English Language and Linguistics
Journal Name:Language and Intercultural Communication
Publisher:Routledge
ISSN:1470-8477
ISSN (Online):1747-759X
Published Online:15 February 2010

University Staff: Request a correction | Enlighten Editors: Update this record