Volumul XVII (2012), nr. 1
Zorica Sentić originates from the territory currently called Serbia of the former Yugoslavia. She now lives in France. Her poems written in Serbian and French have been translated into several languages. Her poetry of “cosmicality”, or rather “the phenomenological Other”, lacking any kind of mannerism, calls upon and questions us all as You, in second person singular, with a feminine universality. Contacts: E--mail: email@example.com Web Adresses: http://zoricasentic.blogspot.com/, www.darujmorec.com, http://www.facebook.com/zorica.sentic
Sensory experiences conjured up in medieval and Renaissance theory treatises involve hearing, seeing, and often smelling. In the works examined in this paper, music theory, cooking, and pharmacy were drawn together by virtue of a commonality of methods. According to 14-th century music theorist Jacques of Liège, palatal sensations accumulating within a multi-course meal would lead to superior gastronomic satisfaction; and repetitious rubbing and mincing would increase the scent released by the species aromatice. The intellect should work in similar ways: repetition and accumulation of previously analyzed and learned concords must be applied towards a better understanding of those still to be learned. The joy derived from hearing sound mixtures is similar to the satisfaction an Epicurean cook experienced from retaining the few aromata deemed most delicate to the palate.
The emergence of the new European libraries and their spatial configuration at the beginning of the Middle Ages was due to Western Christianity, more precisely to the first monasteries erected in Italy during the 6th century. At first they were sheltered by the small space of the armarium, then they grew as the quantity of books increased occupying an entire room situated within the galleries of the cloister, in the immediate vicinity of the church. The emergence of a structure especially designed for medieval libraries took place at the beginning of the 15th century with the erection of new buildings such as monastic libraries, chapter libraries and collegiate libraries. These were separated from the rest of the complex, and comprised an elongated space on the upper floor designated for storing books and reading. This activity required specialized furniture, which through its purpose and layout generated the lecterns library design, probably the most important innovation of the Middle Ages regarding the configuration of the architectural building type of libraries.
The Apor Codex is one of the earliest Hungarian linguistic records, its value is further increased by its preserved original Hungarian Renaissance binding. The pages of the codex were destroyed by ink corrosion; since this destructive effect does not cease by itself, it has become necessary to restore the codex in order be preserved. The restoration was completed as a joint project of the National Széchényi Library Budapest, Hungary, the Szekler National Museum Sfântu Gheorghe, Romania, and the Romanian National Library Bucharest, Romania, thanks to the exhibition of early Hungarian linguistic records organized in the framework of the programme series Year of the Hungarian Language. The restoration took place in the National Széchényi Library, with the financial support of the Balassi Institute.
In the case of text editions, or critical editions of texts handed down by classical authors, philology seems to precede, and thus to have a priority over, hermeneutics. In the traditional (positivistic) view, first comes the reconstruction of texts through critical examination of the sources and the different text variants in order to establish an authentic, reliable, possibly canonical version; then follows, in a second step, the interpretation of the texts thus established. Interpretation is supposed to need something as a solid „Textgrundlage” so as to set itself into motion; it is thus seen to be parasitic upon pre-given philological work. Although this description of the way scholarly work is ususally done in the humanities may be not wholly untrue, more often than not it does not hold, for the establishing and editing of texts is itself not something performed in a space entirely exempt from, and free of, pre-understanding and interpretation. The following paper illustrates this thesis through reference to, and case studies of, the edition history of such eminent authors as Hegel, Kant, Aristotle and Heidegger. 
 I am indebted to the Hungarian National Research Fund (OTKA) for supporting the research leading up to the present paper (project number: OTKA K-75840). The version published here was completed within the framework of MTA-ELTE Hermeneutics Research Group.
The purpose of this paper is to attempt to quantify the Romanian publications on Plato and Aristotle in the period 1900–1948. I will consider the translations of their works, the books and the studies in journals. Beyond quantifying these publications (trying to follow the thematic preference of publications in the era), the overall aim of this study is to see who were the translators of that period, who are the ones who wrote books or studies; and, not least, the possibility to compare quantitatively the Platonic and Aristotelian publications. 
 This article was supported by PN II IDEI, contract 879/19.01.2009.
Medieval inscriptions, in their great majority, were of religious character. They were written in the cultural languages of the time, in prose or in verse, and they reflect certain mentalities and prove the education of the people who ordered them. The funerary inscriptions do not reveal data which could be compared in importance to those offered by the narrative and diplomatic documents of the time, but the precision of the biographical and genealogical details is greater. According to these, the child and juvenile mortality was higher, but there were also examples of uncommon vitality, some persons lived even for 100 years. Even more, the funerary texts illustrate special circumstances in which the protagonists were the lost ones due to the consideration they received in the community.
In the process of determining the place and importance of György Verestói (1698–1765; orator and reformed bishop of Transylvania) this study aims to formulate certainties by using the results of research history. The figure of the orator – despite his contemporary popularity – has nowadays faded. Most encyclopaedias contain mistaken information about Verestói and in the public consciousness of literary history there are lots of controversial facts about the topic. Moreover, his works are not separated; most databases, libraries merge his oeuvre with the younger Verestói’s one. The most important result of this research is that – having found the original Latin manuscript of the author’s autobiography  – it can reassuringly clear up the questions related to the biography. 
 Genealogia et vita Georgii Verestói. The Verestói-manuscript can be found in the manuscript archives of the Reformed College’s library in Cluj; the library is presently managed by the Academic Library of Cluj-Napoca. Its identifier: MS R 1436.
 This study was written during the programme of POSDRU Invest in people – project co-financed by the European Social Fund through the Sectoral Operational Programme Human Resources Development 2007–2013.
The present work brings to the readers’ attention two manuscripts of Queen Marie of Romania found in the collection of the Lucian Blaga” Central University Library from Cluj-Napoca. The manuscripts, unkonwn until today, belong to Queen Marie’s journal known to the public as Daily Entries. The importance of these documents stands in their authorship and in the information disclosed to the readers. 
 This work was possible with the financial support of the Sectoral Operational Programme for Human Resources Development 2007–2013, co-financed by the European Social Fund, under the project number POSDRU/107/1.5/S/76841 with the title ”Modern Doctoral Studies: Internationalization and Interdisciplinarity”.
Parkinson’s disease is a chronic-progressive and disabling neurological disorder which is clinically manifested by a broad spectrum of motor and non-motor symptoms which affect patients’ life. The main objective of this study was to describe the life of patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD) in the light of daily activities, general levels of cohabitation and well-being in a sample of patients with PD correlated with stage and duration of disease, right or left-sided Parkinsonism and cognitive status. The study highlights the early stage of affection of these patients’ life quality via their individual activities negatively affected by motor disorders, their emotional reactivity caused by their illness as well as the prognosis, and also the stigmatization felt by these patients.
This study presents the manner in which traditional Romanian communities tend to perceive crisis situations triggered by theft or murder, and the way in which individuals respond to these situations, through symbolical acts and representations of intra-community social balance adjustment. This material explores one of the most widespread folk rituals, which has been updated and adapted to criminal contexts: searching for culprits by way of “bucket divination” (drawing lots by means of a water-filled basin). The mechanisms for regulating intra-community crises analysed in this paper were identified during a field research conducted in Transylvania, especially in its rural areas. The interpretation proposed here relies on the grid Mary Douglas develops in her classical study of cultural anthropology, entitled Purity and Danger.  
 Mary Douglas, Purity and Danger: An Analysis of Concepts of Pollution and Taboo (London and New York: Routledge, 2002; originally published: 1966).
 This study has been elaborated as part of the Project CNCSIS_IDEI 942/2009, code CNCSIS 2424.
We can often notice that the discourse concerning photography – both in theoretic discourse and in common language – frequently tends to explain the characteristics, mechanisms, and the manner of existence of photography by transfers of terms, metaphors and imaginary constructions. Starting from this observation, the present study aims at analyzing the metaphoric language use related to photography through images such as that of the imprint, the trace, and the notion of index. The analysis emphasizes the similarities between these notions and the metaphors of memory used in the modern scientific terminology: engram, pattern and memory trace. Preserving the analogy between memory and photography, we can observe in the case of the latter, as well, the disjunction between a public memory (semantic memory) and an autobiographical memory (episodical memory). Family photography, which is the most prevalent practice in the field of photography, falls under the category of the second memory type. In the second part of the study we propose an original “reading” of the family album – an artistic/pictorial interpretation of the metaphors of photography and memory.