Luigi Balsamo

Antonio Possevino S.I. bibliografo della Controriforma
e diffusione della sua opera in area anglicana

2006, cm 17 x 24, 228 pp. con 6 figg. n.t. e 26 tavv. f.t. di cui 1 a colori.

ISBN: 9788822255693

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The Jesuit Antonio Possevino was a protagonist of the Counter Reformation in Europe. One of his characteristics was an obsessive interest in books, which he recommended, gave away, listed, censored or had burnt. This study provides an assessment of Possevino both from a bibliographical point of view and as a person, with reference to his two main works, Bibliotheca selecta and Apparatus sacer. There is also a novel census of editions of his works in British libraries. In Possevino’s life, information and persuasion become weapons in a dramatic «war of books».

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