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The Virgilian Tradition: Book History And The History Of Reading In Early Modern Europe

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The essays in this collection approach the reception of the Roman poet Virgil in early modern Europe from the perspective of two areas at the center of current scholarly work in the humanities: book history and the history of reading. The first group of essays uses Virgil's place in post-classical culture to raise questions of broad scholarly interest: How, exactly, does ...more
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published September 28th 2007 by Routledge
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Roman Clodia
Jun 25, 2016 Roman Clodia rated it liked it
This is a collection of articles by Craig Kallendorf written over the last twenty or so years and so is a bit of a mixed bag which doesn't necessarily fit together that well.

The overarching themes are Virgilian reception in the Renaissance, and Renaissance reading practises (especially in Italy). There is some really good stuff here (reading title-pages and frontispieces, for example) or re-opening the issue of how humanists actually thought about reading, but there's also some rather mediocre a
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