Most widely held works about Anthony Grafton
Most widely held works by Anthony Grafton
Natural particulars nature and the disciplines in Renaissance Europe ( Book )
9 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 1,188 libraries worldwide
Leon Battista Alberti : master builder of the Italian Renaissance by Anthony Grafton ( Book )
17 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and German and held by 1,032 libraries worldwide
Leon Battista Alberti (1404-1472) was one of the most exciting figures of the Italian Renaissance. He wrote the first modern treatise on painting, the first modern manual of classical architecture, and a powerful set of "dialogues" about the princely families of Florence. But Alberti also made his own spectacular advances in the art of painting and in engineering, and was responsible for some of the most exciting architectural designs in Italy. In this volume, Renaissance scholar Anthony Grafton offers the biography and cultural history that Alberti has long deserved. It is a compelling portrait of a mysterious and original intellectual.
Christianity and the transformation of the book : Origen, Eusebius, and the library of Caesarea by Anthony Grafton ( Book )
10 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 966 libraries worldwide
"Christianity and the Transformation of the Book combines broad-gauged synthesis and close textual analysis to reconstruct the kinds of books and the ways of organizing scholarly inquiry and collaboration among the Christians of Caesarea, on the coast of Roman Palestine. The book explores the dialectical relationship between intellectual history and the history of the book, even as it expands our understanding of early Christian scholarship."--Jacket.
New worlds, ancient texts : the power of tradition and the shock of discovery by Anthony Grafton ( Book )
18 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in English and Turkish and held by 929 libraries worldwide
On encountering what he called "the Indies," the Jesuit Jose de Acosta wrote, "Having read what poets and philosophers write of the Torrid Zone, I persuaded myself that when I came to the Equator, I would not be able to endure the violent heat, but it turned out otherwise... What could I do then but laugh at Aristotle's Meteorology and his philosophy?" Acosta's experience echoes that of his fellow travelers to the New World, and it is this experience, with its profound effect on Western culture, that Anthony Grafton charts. Describing an era of exploration that went far beyond geographic bounds, this book shows how the evidence of the New World shook the foundations of the old, upsetting the authority of the ancient texts that had guided Europeans so far afield. The intellectual shift mapped out here, a movement from book learning to empirical knowledge, did not take place easily or quickly, and Grafton presents it in all its drama and complexity. What he recounts is in effect a war of ideas fought, sometimes unwittingly by mariners, scientists, publishers, scholars, and rulers over one hundred fifty years. He shows us explorers from Cortes and Columbus to Scaliger and Munster, laden with ideas gathered from ancient and medieval texts, in their encounters with the world at large. In colorful vignettes, firsthand accounts, published debates, and copious illustrations, we see these men and their contemporaries trying to make sense of their discoveries as they sometimes confirm, sometimes contest, and finally displace traditional images and notions of the world beyond Europe. The fundamental cultural revolution that Grafton documents still reverberates in our time. By taking us into this battle of books versus facts, a conflict that has shaped global views for centuries, Grafton allows us to re-experience and understand the Renaissance as it continues to this day.
The footnote : a curious history by Anthony Grafton ( Book )
23 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and Italian and held by 917 libraries worldwide
Rome reborn : the Vatican Library and Renaissance culture ( Book )
3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 741 libraries worldwide
The Vatican Library contains the richest collection of western manuscripts and early printed books in the world, and its holdings have both reflected and helped to shape the intellectual development of Europe. One of the central institutions of Italian Renaissance culture, it has served since its origin in the mid-fifteenth century as a center of research for topics as diverse as the early history of the city of Rome and the structure of the universe. This extraordinarily beautiful book which contains over 200 color illustrations, introduces the reader to the Vatican Library and examines in particular its development during the Renaissance. Distinguished scholars discuss the Library's holdings and the historical circumstances of its growth, presenting a fascinating cast of characters - popes, artists, collectors, scholars, and scientists - who influenced how the Library evolved. The authors examine subjects ranging from Renaissance humanism to Church relations with China and the Islamic world to the status of medicine and the life sciences in antiquity and during the Renaissance. Their essays are supported by a lavish display of maps, books, prints, and other examples of the Library's collection, including the Palatine Virgil (a fifth-century manuscript), a letter from King Henry VIII to Anne Boleyn, and an autographed poem by Petrarch.
The classical tradition ( Book )
4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 729 libraries worldwide
"In this volume, some five hundred articles by a wide range of scholars investigate the afterlife of this rich heritage in the fields of literature, philosophy, art, architecture, history, politics, religion, and science. Arranged alphabetically from Academy to Zoology, the essays--designed and written to serve scholars, students, and the general reader alike--show how the Classical tradition has shaped human endeavors from art to government, mathematics to medicine, drama to urban planning, legal theory to popular culture."--Book jacket.
Cardano's cosmos : the worlds and works of a Renaissance astrologer by Anthony Grafton ( Book )
11 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 664 libraries worldwide
"Girolamo Cardano was an Italian doctor, natural philosopher, and mathematician who became a best-selling author in Renaissance Europe. He was also a leading astrologer of his day, whose predictions won him access to some of the most powerful people in sixteenth-century Europe. In Cardano's Cosmos, Anthony Grafton invites readers to follow this astrologer's extraordinary career and explore the art and discipline of astrology in the hands of a brilliant practitioner." "Cardano's astrology, argues Grafton, was a profoundly empirical and highly influential art, one that was integral to the attempts of sixteenth-century scholars to understand their universe and themselves."--BOOK JACKET.
Secrets of nature : astrology and alchemy in early modern Europe ( Book )
9 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 659 libraries worldwide
Defenders of the text : the traditions of scholarship in an age of science, 1450-1800 by Anthony Grafton ( Book )
12 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in English and held by 633 libraries worldwide
Forgers and critics : creativity and duplicity in western scholarship by Anthony Grafton ( Book )
15 editions published between 1990 and 2001 in English and Spanish and held by 629 libraries worldwide
From humanism to the humanities : education and the liberal arts in fifteenth- and sixteenth-century Europe by Anthony Grafton ( Book )
8 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 598 libraries worldwide
Bring out your dead : the past as revelation by Anthony Grafton ( Book )
8 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 592 libraries worldwide
Worlds made by words : scholarship and community in the modern West by Anthony Grafton ( Book )
5 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 578 libraries worldwide
"In this book Anthony Grafton lets us in on one of the great secrets of scholars and intellectuals: although scholars lead solitary lives in order to win independence of mind, they also enjoy the conviviality of sharing a project sustained by common ideals, practices, and institutions. It's like Masonry, but without the secret handshakes. Grafton reveals the microdynamics of the scholarly life through a series of essays on institutions and on scholars ranging from early modern polymaths to modern intellectual historians to American thinkers and writers."--BOOK JACKET.
The Transmission of culture in early modern Europe ( Book )
10 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 552 libraries worldwide
Prolegomena to Homer, 1795 by F. A Wolf ( Book )
7 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in English and held by 547 libraries worldwide
Cartographies of time by Daniel Rosenberg ( Book )
5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 547 libraries worldwide
An overview of the history of the graphic representation of time through almanacs, charts, graphs, and other forms in the United States and Europe since 1450.
Commerce with the classics : ancient books and Renaissance readers by Anthony Grafton ( Book )
10 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in English and held by 510 libraries worldwide
What was history? : the art of history in early modern Europe by Anthony Grafton ( Book )
5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 449 libraries worldwide
I have always loved the holy tongue" : Isaac Casaubon, the Jews, and a forgotten chapter in Renaissance scholarship by Anthony Grafton ( Book )
3 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 281 libraries worldwide
Alberti, Leon Battista,--1404-1472 Alchemy America Architects Astrology Astrology, European Bibliographical citations Biblioteca apostolica vaticana Biography Books Books and reading Cardano, Girolamo,--1501-1576 Christian literature, Early Chronology, Historical Civilization Civilization, Classical Conference proceedings Creation (Literary, artistic, etc.) Criticism Criticism, interpretation, etc. Culture diffusion Discoveries in geography Early works Europe Europe, Western Eusebius,--of Caesarea, Bishop of Caesarea,--ca. 260-ca. 340 Exhibition catalogs Handbooks, manuals, etc. Hexapla Historiography History History--Philosophy Homer Humanists Intellectual life Israel--Caesarea Italy Italy--Rome Learned institutions and societies Learning and scholarship Libraries Libraries and scholars Life sciences Literary forgeries and mystifications Maps Nature Renaissance Science, Renaissance Shelby Cullom Davis Center for Historical Studies United States
Grafton, A. T. 1950-
Grafton, A. T. (Anthony T.)
Grafton, A. T. (Anthony Thomas)
Grafton, A. T. (Anthony Thomas), 1950-
Grafton, Anthony T.
Grafton, Anthony T., 1950-
Grafton, Anthony Thomas 1950-
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