Name: Ștefan Lemny
Affiliation: Bibliothèque nationale de France
Citation Recommendation: LEMNY, Ștefan. „Dimitrie Cantemir de la un centenar la altul”. În RITL, New Series, XVII, No 1-4, January-December 2023, p. 184-198. doi: 10.59277/ritl.2023.17.19
Titlul: DIMITRIE CANTEMIR DE LA UN CENTENAR LA ALTUL
Title: DIMITRIE CANTEMIR, FROM ONE CENTENARY TO ANOTHER
Abstract: Occasioned by the proclamation of the Year of Cantemir, the present study aims to follow how the knowledge of Dimitrie Cantemir’s work has been reconfigured from one century to another and from one “centenary” of his birth to another. The editing of his writings, their exegesis, the dimensions of cultural institutionalization, as well as other aspects related to the reception of his work and biography are systematically followed, depending on the agenda of each political regime and the priorities of each epoch that naturally selects a Cantemir’ “of its own’’; the approach thus contributes to the creation of a multifaceted profile of the illustrious Moldovan and European voivode and scholar. Whether it be the historical and philosophical recovery, the literary and musical one, the fictional images in prose and cinematography or the political implications, the Cantemirian image is continuously enriched, amplifying the potential of interest of a personality that continues to provoke stimulating intellectual debates among the community of specialists, while increasing, its societal relevance in posterity.
Keywords: Cantemir, tricentenary, assessment, posterity, image