The Vespasiano Memoirs: Lives of Illustrious Men of the XVth Century (BOK)

Vespasiano Da Basticci

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Vespasiano da Bisticci (b. 1421) was a Florentine bookseller known as the most celebrated dealer of books and manuscripts of his generation. The renewed interest in Greek and Roman texts brought about by the rise of humanism inspired many wealthy individuals to seek codices of the best ancient and early Christian works. Vespasiano's bookshop became a meeting place for learned men, and he acquired patrons as illustrious as Cosimo de'Medici, Federigo da Montefeltro, the Duke of Urbino, Mathias Corvinus, the King of Hungary, and John Tiptoft, Earl of Worchester. The invention of the printing press proved to be too much competition for da Bisticci, and he retired to write his memoirs and biographical sketches of his friends and patrons.Vespasiano da Bisticci's memoirs are a valuable resource in the history of politics, warfare and intellectual history, written from the perspective of an intelligent man who was able to watch and comment on the events of his age from a privileged position.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 1997 Forfatter Vespasiano Da Basticci
Forlag
PLYMBRIDGE DISTRIBUTORS LTD
ISBN 9780802079688
Antall sider 476 Dimensjoner 15,2cm x 22,9cm x 3,3cm
Vekt 740 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Early history: c 500 to c 1450/1500, Autobiography: historical, political & military, General & world history