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Medical Works in the Library of Giovanni Pico Della Mirandola : A Preliminary Survey (2019)


Merisalo, Outi (2019). Medical Works in the Library of Giovanni Pico Della Mirandola : A Preliminary Survey. Medicina nei secoli, Supplemento, 625-632.


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All authors or editors: Merisalo, Outi

Journal or series: Medicina nei secoli

ISSN: 0394-9001

eISSN: 2531-7288

Publication year: 2019

Volume: Supplemento

Pages range: 625-632

Publisher: Sapienza University of Rome

Place of Publication: Rooma

Publication country: Italy

Publication language: English

Open Access: Publication channel is not openly available

Additional information: The title of the Special Issue (Supplemento): Monfort, M-L.; Witt, M. (2019). Quid est modestia? : Mélanges de médecine ancienne en l'honneur de Klaus-Dietrich Fischer. - Ks. myös: Merisalo, Outi (2020). Medical Works in the Library of Giovanni Pico Della Mirandola : A Preliminary Survey. Medicina nei secoli, Vol 32, No 1 (2020). Retrieved: https://www.medicinaneisecoli.it/index.php/MedSecoli/article/view/1863


Abstract

Giovanni Pico della Mirandola (1463-1494) spent his short life in exploring Ancient and Medieval philosophy and Christian, Jewish and Islamic theology in order to show the basic harmony of all beliefs. He used his considerable means to put together a library for study, with thousands of manuscripts and printed books in Latin, Italian, Greek, Hebrew, Arabic, among others. The library was acquired by Cardinal Domenico Grimani in 1498 and brought to the chapter of Saint Anthony at Castello in Venice a few decades later. Contrary to what has frequently been asserted, far from all of Pico’s and Grimani’s books were destroyed in the fire of 1687 that left Saint Anthony’s in ruins. The reconstruction of Pico’s library is now being carried out in a new research project. This article is a preliminary survey of the medical works listed in the inventories drafted in 1494 and 1498.


Keywords: medicine (science); history; book history; library history; manuscripts; Renaissance; Middle Ages

Free keywords: Pico della Mirandola


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Reporting Year: 2019

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