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Ancient libraries and Renaissance humanism : the De bibliothecis of Justus Lipsius / by Thomas Hendrickson.

By: Hendrickson, Thomas [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Brill's studies in intellectual history, volume 265; Brill's texts and sources in intellectual history ; volume 20.Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2017]Description: xiv, 336 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9789004338166 (hardcover : acidfree paper).Subject(s): Lipsius, Justus, 1547-1606 De bibliothecis syntagma | Lipsius, Justus, 1547-1606 -- Criticism and interpretaion | Libraries -- History -- To 400 | Humanism -- Europe -- History -- 16th century | Renaissance | Europe -- Intellectual life -- 16th century
Contents:
The De bibliothecis of Justus Lipsius -- Lipsius Proteus : the career of a scholar in an age of strife -- Library historiography before Lipsius -- The De bibliothecis : title, structure, and purpose -- Lipsius and his sources -- Print history -- Editorial principles -- A note on the commentary -- De bibliothecis: Text and translation -- De bibliothecis: Commentary.
Scope and content: "The De bibliothecis of Justus Lipsius was the first monograph on library history. It followed a long series of minor treatments in the works of the humanists, from Petrarch to Fulvio Orsini. The De bibliothecis proved to be a seminal achievement, both in redefining the scope of library history and in articulating a vision of a public, secular, research institution for the humanities. It was repeatedly reprinted and translated, plagiarized and epitomized. Through the end of the nineteenth century, scholars turned to it as the ultimate foundation for any discussion of library history. In Ancient Libraries and Renaissance Humanism, Hendrickson presents a critical edition of Lipsius's work with introductory studies, a Latin text, English translation, and a substantial historical commentary"--Provided by publisher.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

The De bibliothecis of Justus Lipsius -- Lipsius Proteus : the career of a scholar in an age of strife -- Library historiography before Lipsius -- The De bibliothecis : title, structure, and purpose -- Lipsius and his sources -- Print history -- Editorial principles -- A note on the commentary -- De bibliothecis: Text and translation -- De bibliothecis: Commentary.

"The De bibliothecis of Justus Lipsius was the first monograph on library history. It followed a long series of minor treatments in the works of the humanists, from Petrarch to Fulvio Orsini. The De bibliothecis proved to be a seminal achievement, both in redefining the scope of library history and in articulating a vision of a public, secular, research institution for the humanities. It was repeatedly reprinted and translated, plagiarized and epitomized. Through the end of the nineteenth century, scholars turned to it as the ultimate foundation for any discussion of library history. In Ancient Libraries and Renaissance Humanism, Hendrickson presents a critical edition of Lipsius's work with introductory studies, a Latin text, English translation, and a substantial historical commentary"--Provided by publisher.

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