Commerce with the Classics: Ancient Books and Renaissance Readers - Thomas Spencer Jerome Lectures (Paperback)Anthony Grafton (author)
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Commerce with the Classics: Ancient Books and Renaissance Readers illustrates the immense variety of the humanist readers of the Renaissance. Grafton describes life in the Renaissance library, how the act of reading was shaped by the physical environment, and various styles of reading during the time. A strong sense of what skilled reading was like in the past is built up through anecdotes, philological analysis, and documents from a wide variety of sources, many of them unpublished.
This volume will be of special interest to Renaissance and intellectual historians, students of Renaissance literature, and classicists who concern themselves with the afterlife of their texts.
Publisher: The University of Michigan Press
Number of pages: 264
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm
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