The Warsaw Confederation (1573) in Latest American Historiography

  • Jarosław R. Marczewski The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin
Keywords: Warsaw Confederation; religious tolerance; American historiography


Widespread globalization is strongly present in science. The phenomenon gives Polish scholars an opportunity to make up for any signs of backwardness that were caused by the burden of the Communist Era. Contacts with American scholars are very important as American historiography is eager to deal with church-related historical issues, for example the question of religious tolerance in Europe of the early modern era. An extensive survey of university library collections in the States allowed the Author to conclude that several dozen scholars have to some degree dealt with the Warsaw Confederation. It can also be said that these academic circles are increasingly interested in establishing contacts with scholars working in Central Eastern Europe. This interest results directly from the difficulty in breaking the language barrier in the literature as well as from the scarcity of Polish research published in congress languages. Thus, it is becoming necessary for Church historians to publish their work in English. Disregarding this fact will lead to further new isolation and marginalization.