Paschalis M. Kitromilides

University of Athens

Dositej Obradović and the Greek Enlightenment*

Abstract: In this communication an attempt is made to broaden the basis of received knowledge concerning Dositej Obradović’s affinities with the culture of the Greek Enlightenment by suggesting working hypotheses concerning a much expanded range of possible contacts and relationships with major personalities and sources of Greek Enlightenment literature, hitherto unnoticed by research on his life and thought. The denser texture of Dositej’s encounters with Greek Enlightenment culture could also be seen to illustrate the transcultural and transnational basis of the Enlightenment movement in Southeastern Europe.

Keywords: Dositej Obradović, Serbian Enlightenment, Greek Enlightenment