Articles tagged 'Enlightement'

Dubrovnik as the Focal Point of Dalmatian Enlightement

Dubrovnik as the Focal Point of Dalmatian Enlightement

The developed urbanity, international connections and outward-looking adventurous sophistication of the Dubrovnik elite meant that the borderland city would be directly exposed to the major cultural movement in early modern Europe. The 18th century European Enlightenment began as a cultural movement expressing the progressive bourgeoisie’s criticism of dogmatic rule and focus on critical thinking and social change. This had been

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Rudjer Boskovic – Dubrovnik’s Shining Example of the Enlightement

Rudjer Boskovic - Dubrovnik's Shining Example of the Enlightement

One of the most famous figures of Dubrovnik’s Enlightenment was Ruđer Bošković (1711-1787). Born in Dubrovnik, Bosković was a polymath in the true sense of the word, being a world renowned physicist, astronomer, mathematician, philosopher, diplomat and a poet. Having been educated within the Jesuit order, Bošković’s career would include working for all the major countries in Europe and membership

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