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Tytuł: Travels of Leszno residents in the 17th and 18th centuries

Autor:
Kamila Szymańska
Język:
EN
Czasopismo:
Studies in Physical Culture and Tourism
Rok:
2012
Tom:
19
Numer:
2
Strona początkowa:
81
Strona końcowa:
85
ISSN:
0867-1079
Słowa kluczowe:
travel, Leszno (Poland), 17th century, 18th century
Czytaj

The paper discusses travels of selected residents of the town of Leszno in 17th-century and 18th-century Poland in the social, cultural and religious context. Leszno, a town in western Poland, was inhabited by religious refugees from Silesia, Bohemia, Moravia, German duchies and Scotland. The refugees together with the local population formed a multicultural, multidenominational and multilingual community. The origins of the majority of Leszno residents also determined their attitudes toward travelling. The article discusses selected examples of foreign trips taken by Leszno residents on the basis of published travelogues in view of travelling purposes (education, business, diplomatic missions, money collections). In particular it focuses on the travels of Jan Jonston, Adam Samuel Hartmann and Daniel Vetter. Their trips were well documented and the sources show the Leszno residents as conscious travelers. The article is a review paper and indicates the need of further research.