The Grzymała Lubański Affair

Alessandro Cifariello


The purpose of this article is to examine the personal and professional life of Henryk Grzymała Lubański. A Polish Garibaldian who was completely erased from public memory after his death, Lubański was extremely active in promoting the Russian and Polish languages and Russian and Polish literature among Italians. This article, which is based on a variety of unpublished archival sources, is the first to be entirely dedicated to this subject. This work contributes to a more comprehensive understanding of the history of Slavic studies and Russian studies in Italy in the second half of the 19thcentury.


19th Century; Slavic Studies; Russian Studies; Teaching Foreign Languages at the University; Russian as a Second Language.

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