Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 8 : The Reception of Antiquity in Renaissance Humanism

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Library
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A. Humanist librariesA.1. Motives, content and direction

Because well-stocked, publicly accessible libraries in the Renaissance drew scholars from near and far, they had an important role not only through their function of collecting, but also through their stimulus to literature and scholarship. The libraries of magnates or patrons, and of those in their environs, also in turn served to symbolize their affinity with the Muses, which earned their founders panegyric and created a favourable public image…

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Gastgeber, Christian (Wien), “Library”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 8 : The Reception of Antiquity in Renaissance Humanism, English edition by Chad M. Schroeder (2017). Original German-language edition: Renaissance-Humanismus. Herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 2. Staffel, herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 9. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2014). Consulted online on 17 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-3418_bnps8_SIM_004809>
First published online: 2015



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