Renaissance Libraries

Renaissance Libraries
Caroline Duroselle-Melish (Houghton Library)

  • Marcella Grendler “A Greek Collection in Padua: The Library of Gian Vincenzo Pinelli (1535-1601)” in Renaissance Quarterly, vol.33, no.3 (Autumn 1980) pp. 386-416.
  • Kristian Jensen, “Universities and Colleges” in The Cambridge history of Libraries in Britain and Ireland, Vol. 1, To 1640, ed. by Elisabeth Leedham-Green and Teresa Webber (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008), pp. 345-362.
  • Ian Maclean, Learning and the Market Place: Essays in the History of the Early Modern Book (Leiden: Brill, 2009), Chapter 1 “The Market for scholarly books and conceptions of genre in Northern Europe, 1570-1630,” pp. 9-24.
  • David McKitterick, “Libraries and the Organisation of Knowledge” in The Cambridge History of Libraries in Britain and Ireland. Vol. 1, To 1640, ed. by Elisabeth Leedham- Green and Teresa Webber (Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2008), pp. 592- 615.
  • Paul Nelles, article “Libraries” in Encyclopedia of the Renaissance. Paul F. Grendler, editor in chief. (New York : Scribner’s, 1999), vol. 3, pp. 420-424.
  • Rome Reborn : the Vatican Library and Renaissance culture. Edited by Anthony Grafton. (Washington: Library of Congress, in association with Biblioteca apostolica vaticana, Vatican City, 1993), pp. 3-45.
  • Bettina Wagner, “Libri impressi Bibliothecae Monasterii Sancti Emmerammi, the Incunable Collection of St. Emmeram, Regensburg, and its Catalogue of 1501” in Incunabula and Their Readers: Printing, Selling and Using Books in the Fifteenth Century, ed. by Kristian Jensen (London: British Library, 2003), pp. 179-277.

The materials in this bibliography correspond to the reading lists set for the “Reading Publics” workshop held at the University of Warwick in July 2012. Unless otherwise indicated, the bibliographies were put together by the workshop’s organizers: Prof. Simon Gilson, Dr.David Lines and Dr. Maude Vanhaelen and adapted for the blog by Bryan Brazeau.

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