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Greeks, Books and Libraries in Renaissance Venice
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Berlin & Boston, De Gruyter Saur, 2021 240x167 mm. X, 401 pp. Ill. Hardcover.
language
English
Greeks, Books and Libraries in Renaissance Venice

Greeks, Books and Libraries in Renaissance Venice

Rosa Maria Piccione, ed.

What does writing Greek books mean at the height of the Cinquecento in Venice? The present volume provides fascinating insights into Greek-language book production at a time when printed books were already at a rather advanced stage of development with regards to requests, purchases and exchanges of books; copying and borrowing practices; relations among intellectuals and with institutions, and much more. Based on the investigation into selected institutional and private libraries – in particular the book collection of Gabriel Severos, guide of the Greek Confraternity in Venice – the authors present new pertinent evidence from Renaissance books and documents, discuss methodological questions, and propose innovative research perspectives for a sociocultural approach to book histories.