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Rome reborn : the Vatican Library and Renaissance culture

Author: Anthony Grafton; Library of Congress.; Biblioteca apostolica vaticana.
Publisher: Washington : Library of Congress : in association with the Biblioteca apostolica vaticana, Vatican City, 1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : National government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogues
Exhibition catalogs
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Material Type: Government publication, National government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony Grafton; Library of Congress.; Biblioteca apostolica vaticana.
ISBN: 0844407674 9780844407678 0300054424 9780300054422
OCLC Number: 26672959
Notes: Catalog of an exhibition held at the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., January 6-April 30, 1993.
Description: xxvi, 323 pages : color illustrations, color facsimiles ; 31 cm
Contents: The Vatican and its library / Anthony Grafton --
The popes and humanism / James Hankins --
The ancient city restored : archaeology, ecclesiastical history, and Egyptology / Anthony Grafton --
The recovery of the exact sciences of antiquity : mathematics, astronomy, geography / N.M. Swerdlow --
Life sciences and medicine in the Renaissance world / Nancy G. Siraisi --
Music and the Renaissance papacy : the papal choir and the fondo cappella Sistina / Richard Sherr --
Eastern churches and Western scholarship / Alastair Hamilton --
Paper obelisks : East Asia in the Vatican vaults / Howard L. Goodman.
Other Titles: Vatican Library and Renaissance culture
Responsibility: edited by Anthony Grafton.

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An introduction to the Vatican Library, examining in particular its development during the Renaissance. The text discusses the Library's holdings and the historical circumstances of its growth,  Read more...

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