Hagiographica coreana – volume III
Acta Processus in Causa Beatificationis Martyrum in Corea (1839-1846)
Acts of the beatification process of the Korean martyrs
Nr. nella collana: 3
This is the third volume of Hagiographica Coreana (HC 3), the first critical edition of the Acts of the Canonization Process of the Korean martyrs 1839-1846, based on manuscripts in French and Latin now preserved at the Archivio Segreto Vaticano and, from this volume on, the original Korean Version newly found and published by the “Suwon Research Institute of Catholic Church History”.
Every testimony is a narrative of personal tragedies (arrests, tortures, executions, but also firmness of the judges against warders’ abuses) that opens a window onto social landscapes of the XIX century Corea. In this way the collection of the witnesses’ depositions creates an imposing fresco of the drama of conflicting cultures, religions and growing faith, and offers an intriguing page of history to readers of the twenty first century.
The editor Ahn, Jaewon, after Classical Studies at the Göttingen University, is now Research Professor of HK Civilization Research Project at the Institute of Humanities in Seoul National University. He edited Alexandri de figuris sententiarum et verborum (2004) and, in 2006, a Korean translation of the Partitiones Oratoriae of Cicero with critical apparatus and scholarly commentary and Suetonius’ De Grammaticis Romanorum (2013). He has also published many articles, including some comparative studies between East and West cultures (such as «A Comparative Research on Cicero’s orator perfectus and Confucius’ rex perfectus », Papers on Rhetoric 11, Bologna, 2010). He edited Hagiographica Coreana 2 (2012) and wrote Rediscovery of Humanities (2014) in Korea.
The Center for Comparative Studies of the Dip. “Filologia e critica delle letterature antiche e moderne” in the University of Siena (Italy) was founded in 1994 by the Korean mediaevalist and comparatist I Deug-Su. It promotes researches, conferences and publications of comparative literature, medieval literatures, and digital philology.
The Center edited the series Koreanische Literatur und Kultur 1995-2004 (English translations of Korean poetry and historical essays). It is editing the series Hagiographica Coreana, in collaboration with the Korea Foundation, then with the National University of Seul.
The Center’s research in medieval area concerns the texts edited in the series Scrittori latini del medioevo europeo (Latin Authors of the European Middle Ages, Pacini Editore), funded by the European Commission, and some projects about the handbooks of medieval university, the history of letters-writing, Carolingian poetry and astronomical poems.
In the area of computing philology the Center manages ALIM, Archivio della latinità italiana del medioevo (alim.unisi.it), the largest digital library of medieval Latin texts from Italy, which includes the software Lexicon, textual analyzer with lemmatization of medieval Latin. The Corpus Rhythmorum Musicum (corimu.unisi.it), carried on by an European team, is the first digital critical edition of the earliest western Latin songs with full manuscripts reproduction and transcription, and audio records of the musics.
The Center edits Semicerchio. Rivista di poesia comparata, founded 1986, www.semicerchio.unisi.it. The journal committee manages a School for Creative Writing in Firenze (www.scuolasemicerchio.it).