The Resource From Byzantium to Italy : Greek studies in the Italian Renaissance, N.G. Wilson

From Byzantium to Italy : Greek studies in the Italian Renaissance, N.G. Wilson

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From Byzantium to Italy : Greek studies in the Italian Renaissance
Title
From Byzantium to Italy
Title remainder
Greek studies in the Italian Renaissance
Statement of responsibility
N.G. Wilson
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Which famous poet treasured his copy of Homer, but could never learn Greek? What prompted diplomats to circulate a speech by Demosthenes - in Latin translation - when the Turks threatened to invade Europe? Why would enthusiastic Florentines crowd a lecture on the Roman Neoplatonist Plotinus, but underestimate the importance of Plato himself? Having all but disappeared from western literacy during the Middle Ages, classical Greek would recover a position of importance - eventually equal to that of classical Latin - only after a series of surprising failures, chance encounters, and false starts." "From Byzantium to Italy offers a detailed account of the rediscovery and growing influence of classical Greek scholarship in Italy from the fourteenth to the early sixteenth centuries. Continuing the story he began in his acclaimed study, Scholars of Byzantium, N.G. Wilson describes how the classical heritage preserved by the Byzantines was transmitted to a vigorous culture, first in fourteenth-century Florence and then throughout Italy." "Wilson recounts the early attempts of Petrarch and Boccaccio to master Greek and the efforts of the Byzantine diplomat Chrysoloras to simplify the teaching of the language. He chronicles the work of Bruni and other translators as well as important teachers such as Vittorino, Guarino, Filelfo, and Politian. He also follows the spread of Greek studies to cities throughout Italy, including Padua, Bologna, Ferrara, Messina, Rome and Venice. Wilson concludes with the death of Aldus Manutius, the great publisher of Greek texts. From a leading authority on Greek palaeography in the English-speaking world, here is a complete account of the historic rediscovery of Greek philosophy, language, and literature during the Renaissance."--BOOK JACKET
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1935-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wilson, N. G.
Index
index present
LC call number
PA78.I8
LC item number
W54 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Greek philology
  • Renaissance
  • Humanists
  • Beïnvloeding
  • Grieks
  • Vakbeoefening
  • Civilization
  • Greek philology
  • Humanists
  • Intellectual life
  • Renaissance
  • Grieks
  • Vakbeoefening
  • Beïnvloeding
  • Gräzistik
  • Humanismus
  • Gräzistik
  • Italy
  • Italy
  • Italy
  • Italien
  • Italien
Label
From Byzantium to Italy : Greek studies in the Italian Renaissance, N.G. Wilson
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Sequel to: Scholars of Byzantium
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 163-189) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The beginnings; (i) precursors (ii) Petrarch, Boccaccio and Pilato -- Chrysoloras: methods of learning the language -- Bruni and other early translators -- Consolidation; (i) a first glance at Venice (ii) the significance of the year 1423: Aurispa (iii) the second half of Bruni's career (iv) Traversari -- Vittorino da Feltre -- Guarino -- Filelfo -- Greek prelates in Italy; (i) the Council of Florence and its consequences (ii) the Greek cardinal -- Valla -- Rome under Nicholas V and his successors -- Florence in the seconf half of the century; (i) Argyropoulos (ii) Ficino (iii) Scholar-printers: Chalcondyles and Janus Lascaris -- Politian -- Padua, Bologna, Ferrara and Messina
  • Venice; (i) Ermolao Barbaro and Pietro Bembo (ii) The Aldine publishing house, the Neakademia and Forteguerri's manifesto (iii) The Publications of the first ten years (iv) Interruptions (v) Musurus -- Conclusion
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 200 pages
Isbn
9780801845635
Lccn
92022678
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)26158520
  • (OCoLC)ocm26158520
Label
From Byzantium to Italy : Greek studies in the Italian Renaissance, N.G. Wilson
Publication
Note
Sequel to: Scholars of Byzantium
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 163-189) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The beginnings; (i) precursors (ii) Petrarch, Boccaccio and Pilato -- Chrysoloras: methods of learning the language -- Bruni and other early translators -- Consolidation; (i) a first glance at Venice (ii) the significance of the year 1423: Aurispa (iii) the second half of Bruni's career (iv) Traversari -- Vittorino da Feltre -- Guarino -- Filelfo -- Greek prelates in Italy; (i) the Council of Florence and its consequences (ii) the Greek cardinal -- Valla -- Rome under Nicholas V and his successors -- Florence in the seconf half of the century; (i) Argyropoulos (ii) Ficino (iii) Scholar-printers: Chalcondyles and Janus Lascaris -- Politian -- Padua, Bologna, Ferrara and Messina
  • Venice; (i) Ermolao Barbaro and Pietro Bembo (ii) The Aldine publishing house, the Neakademia and Forteguerri's manifesto (iii) The Publications of the first ten years (iv) Interruptions (v) Musurus -- Conclusion
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 200 pages
Isbn
9780801845635
Lccn
92022678
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)26158520
  • (OCoLC)ocm26158520

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