Books I-IV v. 1
By (author) Biondo Flavio
Edited by Jeffrey A. White
Translated by Jeffrey A. White
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Italy Illuminated by Biondo Flavio
Book DescriptionBiondo Flavio (1392-1463), humanist and historian, was a pioneering figure in the Renaissance recovery of classical antiquity. While serving a number of the Renaissance popes, he inaugurated an extraordinary program of research into the history, institutions, cultural life, and physical remains of the ancient Roman empire. The Italia Illustrata (1453), which appears here for the first time in English, is a topographical work describing Italy region by region. Its aim is to explore the Roman roots of the Renaissance world. As such, it is the quintessential work of Renaissance anti-quarianism. This is the first edition of the Latin text since 1559.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780674017436
(208mm x 168mm x 31mm)
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 28-Jul-2005
Country of Publication: United States
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Biondo Flavio was a pioneering figure in the Renaissance discovery of antiquity and popularized the term Middle Age to describe the period between the fall of the Roman Empire and the revival of antiquity in his own time. Italy Illuminated is a topographical work exploring the Roman roots of Italy.
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