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The Vespasiano Memoirs Lives of Illustrious Men of the Xvth Century

by William George

  • ISBN: 9780802079688
  • ISBN10: 0802079687

The Vespasiano Memoirs Lives of Illustrious Men of the Xvth Century

by William George

  • List Price: $31.95
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Edition: 0007
  • Publisher: Univ of Toronto Pr
  • Publish date: 03/01/1998
  • ISBN: 9780802079688
  • ISBN10: 0802079687
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Description: Vespasiano Da Basticci (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, Frederigo de 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 Basticci, and he retired to write his memoirs and biographical sketches of his friends and patrons.

Vespasiano'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.

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