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Poggio Bracciolini and the Re(dis)covery of Antiquity: Textual and Material Traditions

Proceedings of the Symposium Held at Bryn Mawr College on April 8-9, 2016
  • Edited by:
  • Roberta Ricci,

This collection draws strength from its cross-disciplinarity, featuring contributions by scholars who investigate Bracciolini's contribution to many fields of knowledge in the Western tradition, spanning across politics and historiography, material and print culture, philology and manuscript studies, calligraphy and palaeography. The essays touch upon intertwined aspects of early Renaissance in its recovery of the classical tradition where the concept of humanitas extends to the manuscript itself. “This distinguished collection of essays adds a wealth of scholarly detail to our understanding of the myriad-minded Renaissance humanist Poggio Bracciolini. And, in doing so, it also managed to capture much of the range and flavour of this extraordinary figure: his learning, his passionate interest in antiquity, his civic pride, and his brilliance in calligraphic design, as well as his ceaseless self-promotion , his enmities, his taste for obscenity, and his penchant for moralizing. Poggio's startling energy and the energy of the whole period course through these pages" (Stephen Greenblatt)

  • Keywords:
  • Poggio Bracciolini,
  • manuscript studies,
  • calligraphy,
  • paleography,
  • Renaissance,
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Roberta Ricci

Bryn Mawr College, United States

Roberta Ricci (Laurea summa cum laude in Philology from the Università degli Studi di Pisa; PhD in Romance Studies from Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA) is Professor and Chair of the Italian Department at Bryn Mawr College, Philadelphia (USA). Her research concerns medieval and renaissance literature, philology, palaeography, textual and manuscript tradition. She has published scholarly articles and books on these subjects.

Roberta Ricci

Introduction
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pp.VII-XII


David Marsh

Poggio and Alberti Revisited
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pp.89-102


Julia Haig Gaisser

Poggio and Other Book Hunters
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pp.173-188


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Book Title

Poggio Bracciolini and the Re(dis)covery of Antiquity: Textual and Material Traditions

Book Subtitle

Proceedings of the Symposium Held at Bryn Mawr College on April 8-9, 2016

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Roberta Ricci

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220

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2020

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© 2020 Author(s)

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