Humanists with Inky Fingers
The Culture of Correction in Renaissance Europe
2011, cm 17 x 24, 86 pp. con 1 figg. n.t. e 8 tavv. f.t. a colori.
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Anthony Grafton focuses on the correction of texts in the «Republic of Letters» of the 16th and 17th centuries. He explains how such activity was often the preserve of the best minds of the era. He illustrates how, in addition to simply working up the texts for printing, censorship was exercised with both a light and heavy hand and how emendations both intended and unintended, affected the reception of the texts.