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Author Botana, Federico,
Title Learning through images in the Italian Renaissance : illustrated manuscripts and education in quattrocento Florence / Federico Botana.
Imprint Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 2020.

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Author Botana, Federico,
Subject Manuscripts, Renaissance -- Italy -- Florence.
Illumination of books and manuscripts -- Italy -- Florence -- History -- To 1500.
Education -- Italy -- Florence -- History -- To 1500.
Florence (Italy) -- Intellectual life -- To 1500.
Description 1 online resource (xvii, 324 pages)
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Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "For the affluent merchant class of fifteenth-century Florence, the education of future generations was a fundamental matter. Together with texts, images played an important role in the development of the young into adult citizens. In this book, Federico Botana demonstrates how illustrated manuscripts of vernacular texts read by the Florentine youth facilitated understanding and memorisation of basic principles and knowledge. They were an important means of acquiring skills then considered necessary to gain the respect of others, to prosper as merchants, and to participate in civic life. Botana focuses on illustrated texts that were widely read in Quattrocento Florence: the Fior di virtu (a moral treatise including a bestiary), the Esopo volgarizzato (Aesop's Fables in Tuscan), the Sfera by Goro Dati (a poem on cosmology and geography), and mathematical manuals known as libri d'abbaco. He elucidates, in light of original sources and medieval and modern cognitive theory, the mechanisms that empowered illustrations to transmit knowledge in the Italian Renaissance"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents Cover -- Half-title page -- Title page -- Copyright page -- Dedication -- Contents -- List of Illustrations -- Acknowledgements -- Editorial Note -- List of Abbreviations -- Chapter One Introduction -- Chapter Two Two Youths -- Chapter Three Mental Images -- Chapter Four Virtues, Sins, and the Senses in the Fior di Virtu -- Chapter Five Serving the State in the Fior di Virtu -- Chapter Six Dealing with Others in the Esopo Volgarizzato -- Chapter Seven The Flesh in the Fior di Virtu and the Esopo Volgarizzato -- Chapter Eight Mathematics, Body, Form, and Metaphor in Libri d'Abbaco
Chapter Nine The Cosmos in Goro Dati's Sfera -- Chapter Ten Navigation and Geography in the Sfera -- Chapter Eleven Conclusion -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index.
Note Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on July 08, 2020).
ISBN 9781108867313 electronic book
1108867316 electronic book
9781108856898 electronic book
1108856896 electronic book
9781108491044 hardcover
OCLC # 1153336341
Additional Format Print version: Botana, Federico. Learning through images in the Italian Renaissance Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 2020. 9781108491044 (DLC) 2020013761.

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