Professor Richard BUTTERWICK-PAWLIKOWSKI, Chairholder of the EP Geremek Chair of European Civilization at the Natolin (Warsaw) campus of the College of Europe contributed an article to a volume on various intersecting themes in the History of Poles, Britons and Jews, dedicated to the historian and long-time director of the Institute of Jewish Studies at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Dr Andrzej Krzysztof LINK-LENCZOWSKI, on his retirement.
Bibliographical details: "'The King and Republick of Poland' in the Correspondence of Sir Charles Hanbury Williams", in: Jakub BASISTA, Adam KAZMIERCZYK, Mariusz MARKIEWICZ, Dominika OLIWA (eds.), Miscellanea res Polonorum, Brittanorum ac Judaeorum illustrantia, Kraków: Historia Iagiellonica, 2015, ISBN 978-83-650-8003-5, pp. 211-18.
The book was launched at the Museum of Jewish History ‘Galicia’ in Kraków on 11 June 2015. Professor BUTTERWICK’s piece places the forthright opinions of the British diplomat, Sir Charles Hanbury WILLIAMS (1708-1759) in the broader context of discussions about civilizational gradients in eighteenth-century Europe. WILLIAMS' views gain in significance because he was mentor to the last King of Poland, Stanisław August PONIATOWSKI.