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Ambrogio Leone's De Nola, Venice 1514, Humanism and Antiquarian Culture in Renaissance Southern Italy.

Author/Creator:
Bianca de Divitiis; Fulvio Lenzo; Lorenzo Miletti (Volume Editors)
Publication:
Leiden, Boston: Brill, 2018.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (270 pages).
Series:
Brill's Studies in Intellectual History 284.
Brill's studies in intellectual history ; Volume 284
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Subjects:
Civilization.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Summary:
This volume offers the first comprehensive study of the De Nola (Venice 1514), a hitherto underappreciated Latin text written by the Nolan humanist and physician Ambrogio Leone. Furnished with four pioneering engravings made with the help of the Venetian artist Girolamo Mocetto, the De Nola is an impressively rich and multifaceted text, which contains an antiquarian (and celebratory) study of the city of Nola in the Kingdom of Naples. By describing antiquities, inscriptions, and buildings, as well as social and religious phenomena, the De Nola offers a precious window into a southern Italian Renaissance city, and constitutes a refined example of sixteenth-century antiquarianism. The work is analysed in a multidisciplinary approach, encompassing art and architectural history, antiquarianism, literature, social history, and anthropology.
Contents:
Front Matter
Copyright page
Acknowledgements
List of Illustrations
Introduction / Bianca de Divitiis , Fulvio Lenzo and Lorenzo Miletti
Ambrogio Leone’s De Nola as a Renaissance Work: Purposes, Structure, Genre, and Sources / Lorenzo Miletti
Leone’s Antiquarian Method and the Reconstruction of Ancient Nola / Bianca de Divitiis and Fulvio Lenzo
The Four Engravings. Between Word and Image / Fulvio Lenzo
Architecture and Nobility: The Descriptions of Buildings in the De Nola / Bianca de Divitiis
Ambrogio Leone and the Visual Arts / Fernando Loffredo
A Civic Duty: The Construction of the Nolan Memory / Giuliana Vitale
The Elegance of the Past: Descriptions of Rituals, Ceremonies and Festivals in Nola / Eugenio Imbriani
A Bibliographical Note on Ambrogio Leone’s De Nola (1514) / Stephen Parkin
Appendix of Texts
Illustration Section
Back Matter
Bibliography
Index of Names.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
90-04-37578-3
Publisher Number:
10.1163/9789004375789 DOI