autore e copista

edited by T. De Robertis, G. Tanturli, S. Zamponi

Florence, Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana, 2 November 2008-30 January 2009

Coluccio Salutati (1331–1406), a provincial notary who became the chancellor of Florence and held this position for over 30 years, is one of the main figures of humanism. At the centre of a vast epistolary network through which he corresponded with rulers and scholars across Europe (including Petrarch and Boccaccio), Coluccio was an avid reader and ‘hunter’ of classical works (contributing to their discovery and circulation), as well as a writer, a promoter of the study of Greek and the writing reform that led to humanistic—and then modern—script, and a point of reference for generations of intellectuals: friends (Niccoli), pupils (Bracciolini, Bruni) and countless 15th-century readers. Edited by Teresa De Robertis, Giuliano Tanturli and Stefano Zamponi, and introduced by essays on various aspects of Coluccio’s life and works (biography and political career, writings, library, relations, iconography), the catalogue for the Florence exhibition (Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana, 2 November 2008–30 January 2009) is composed of over 100 entries on manuscripts from the most prestigious Italian and international libraries, divided into four sections: his life and relationships, works, library (the codices he owned) and writing ‘workshop’ (codices in his own hand or transcribed by trusted copyists).


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Eur 120,00

Weight 2,4 kg
Dimensions 24,5 × 29 cm





in colour





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