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The Resource Commerce with the classics : ancient books and Renaissance readers, Anthony Grafton

Commerce with the classics : ancient books and Renaissance readers, Anthony Grafton

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Commerce with the classics : ancient books and Renaissance readers
Title
Commerce with the classics
Title remainder
ancient books and Renaissance readers
Statement of responsibility
Anthony Grafton
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Humanists Alberti, Pico, Bude, and Kepler, all major figures of their time and now major figures in intellectual history, are examined in light of their distinctive ways of reading. Investigating a period of two centuries, Grafton vividly portrays the ways in which book/scholar interactions - and the established traditions that were reflected in these interactions - were part of and helped shape the subjects' humanistic philosophy. The book also indicates how these traditions have implications for the modern literary scene
  • Commerce with the Classics: Ancient Books and Renaissance Readers illustrates the immense variety of humanist readers during the Renaissance. Grafton describes life in the Renaissance library, how the act of reading was shaped by the physical environment, and various folkways of reading during the time. A strong sense of what skilled reading was like in the past is built up through anecdotes, philological analysis, and case studies. Anthony Grafton's latest work will be of immense interest to Renaissance and intellectual historians and philologists, as well as classicists and a broad range of scholars
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Grafton, Anthony
Dewey number
880/.09
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PA3013
LC item number
.G68 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Jerome lectures
Series volume
20
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Classical literature
  • Books and reading
  • Learning and scholarship
  • Classicism
  • Humanists
  • Classical literature
  • Fifteenth century
  • Renaissance
Label
Commerce with the classics : ancient books and Renaissance readers, Anthony Grafton
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : From Confucius to Cicero -- Commerce with the classics -- Leon Battista Alberti : The writer as reader -- Giovanni Pico della Mirandola : Trials and triumphs of an omnivore -- How Guillaume Budé read his Homer -- Johannes Kepler : The new astronomer reads ancient texts
Control code
35637930
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 237 pages, 6 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780472106264
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
96036751
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Commerce with the classics : ancient books and Renaissance readers, Anthony Grafton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : From Confucius to Cicero -- Commerce with the classics -- Leon Battista Alberti : The writer as reader -- Giovanni Pico della Mirandola : Trials and triumphs of an omnivore -- How Guillaume Budé read his Homer -- Johannes Kepler : The new astronomer reads ancient texts
Control code
35637930
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 237 pages, 6 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780472106264
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
96036751
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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