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ROME REBORN: THE VATICAN LIBRARY AND RENAISSANCE CULTURE. Ed. by Anthony Grafton. Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., 1993. Organized in association with Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, Vatican City. Published in association with Yale University Press, New Haven. 352 pp. with 231 col. ills. 32 x 24 cm. LC 92-62275 ISBN 0300054424 In English.
A scholarly study of the development of the Vatican Library's unparalleled collection and its role as a central institution of Italian Renaissance culture, this catalogue features reproductions and concise descriptions of more than 200 manuscripts, books, maps, prints and other items. Eight substantial essays discuss such topics as early archaeological excavations in Rome, the status of medical science during the Renaissance, and the papacy's embrace of the humanist movement during the 15th century.
Indexing: Western, Europe — Italy — 1400-1600 — Manuscripts and Book Design
Plans: 01,06,07,17
Worldwide Number: 023918
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