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Edited by Jill Kraye and Paolo Sachet
19 July 2018
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This volume presents six papers from a one-day colloquium held at the Warburg Institute in February 2015 on the legacy of Aldus Manutius, marking the 500th anniversary of his death, together with three additional contributions. Rather than examining Aldus’s own output, the nine papers focus on how the notion of ‘Aldine books’ has changed over 500 years in Europe and North America, from the early days of the Aldine press to modern and contemporary book collecting and the antiquarian trade. The volume also includes a catalogue of the exhibition ‘Collecting the Renaissance: The Aldine Press (1494–1598)’, held...

Edited by Alessandro Scafi
6 June 2016
The Cosmography of Paradise: The Other World from Ancient Mesopotamia to Medieval Europe considers the general theme of paradise from various comparative perspectives. The focus has been on the way the relationship between ‘the other world’ and the structure of the whole cosmos has been viewed in different ages and traditions around the Mediterranean basin, spanning from the ancient Near East to medieval Europe. Scholars coming from different fields discuss in this volume the various ways the relationship between paradise and the general features of the universe has been viewed within their own field of work. The historical formation of the notion of paradise, defined as a perfect state beyond time and space...
Volume editor Kathleen W. Christian et. al
30 July 2014

This interdisciplinary collection of essays considers the identity of the Muses in Antiquity and through centuries of their afterlife, tracing their religious, educational and philosophical meaning in classical Greece and their subsequent transformation and re-interpretation in a range of post-classical contexts. Individual contributors consider the invocation of the Muses in different places and at different times by those in search of inspiration, immortality and fame. The volume addresses the concept of the Muses from the perspective of philology, philosophy, art history, antiquarianism and musicology, from Antiquity to the Middle Ages and Early Modern period. It concludes with a discussion of the place of the Muses in Aby...

Edited by Lluis Cabre et. al
20 February 2013
The papers in this volume study the early influence of Petrarch in France and in the Crown of Aragon. They focus, in particular, on Bernat Metge (c. 1348–1413), a prominent member of the Aragonese Royal Chancery, who produced a Catalan adaptation of Petrarch’s Griseldis (from Seniles, XVII, 3–4) around 1388, making a Latin work of Petrarch available for the first time in the Iberian Peninsula. Moreover, Metge’s fragmentary Apology(1395?) and his Dream (1399) reveal familiarity with Petrarch’sSecretum, Familiares and possibly De remediis. His fine imitation of Petrarchan models and his interest in classical literature put Metge on a par with contemporaneous writers...
Culture and Politics
Edited by Michael Mallett and Nicholas Mann
31 May 1996

Contents

  • E W KENT: The Young Lorenzo, 1449– 1469 ..... 1– 22
  • KATE LOWE: Lorenzo's 'Presence' at Churches, Convents and Shrines in and outside Florence ..... 23– 36
  • LINDA PELLECCHIA: Designing the Via Laura Palace: Giuliano da Sangallo, the Medici, and Time ..... 37– 63
  • ALISON WRIGHT: A Portrait for the Visit of Galeazzo Maria Sforza to Florence in 1471 ..... 65– 92
  • E. B. FRYDE: Lorenzo's Greek Manuscripts, and in Particular his own Commissions ..... 93– 104
  • PAOLA VENTRONE: Lorenzo's Politica festive ..... 105– 116
  • NERIDA NEWBIGIN: Politics in the Sacre Rappresentazioni of Lorenzo's Florence ..... 117– 130
  • KRISTEN LIPPINCOTT:...

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