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Salvatore Ignazio Pintus. Nástin osudů a díla duchovního a literáta jako doklad intenzivních kulturních kontaktů rakouského Slezska a Brna na přelomu 70. a 80. let 18. století

Title in English Salvatore Ignazio Pintus. Life and work of an ecclesiastical and poet

MAŇAS Vladimír

Year of publication 2016
Type Chapter of a book
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Description Occasional printed documents, librettos and other celebratory texts can be of great interest from a biographical point of view, but they can also offer a welcome view of the as yet insufficiently mapped out fabric of the relations between the Moravian and Silesian aristocracy during the period of the Enlightenment. A relatively surprising and as yet little known protagonist was the ex-Jesuit Ignazio Salvatore Pintus (1719–1786). Vladimír Maňas has endeavoured to piece together the fate of this theologian and man of letters, who came to Central Europe from Rome as the confessor to Bishop Schafgotsch of Wrocław and lived as an emeritus councillor of the Consistorium in Brno, on the basis of period testimony, occasional printed documents and theperiodicals of that time. As well as Pintus’ aforementioned publications, with the exception of the librettos of the oratorios and operas for Carl Ditters which are predominantly occasional works, the key sources also include the Wienerische Kirchenzeitung, a lesser known periodical published in the 1780s by M. A. Wittola in Vienna which provides a number of comments on the Moravian environment.

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