Folio, pp. 128, with 75 colour illustrations; blue cloth lettered in gilt, dust-jacket.
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Preface by Martin J. Gross. Essays by Benjamin Morison and Barbara Scalvini.
Aristotle’s influence towers over western philosophy and science. His astonishing range and depth – philosophy and logic, the physical and natural sciences, ethics and politics – make him indisputably the most important intellectual figure in the western tradition before the modern age.
This volume illustrates the ways in which the Aristotelian corpus has been transmitted over time. In particular, it focuses on the crucial moment when, thanks to the invention of printing, Aristotle’s works became widely available in Latin, Greek, and in vernacular languages in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. The extraordinary books and manuscripts in this volume, selected from the collection of the Martin J. Gross Foundation, demonstrate just how intellectuals received and interpreted Aristotle. Through commentaries, treatises, lecture courses and schools and above all in the written marginalia of books, the volume reveals the extent of the era’s engagement with Aristotle. It includes a beautifully illustrated catalogue section featuring the pages of works on Aristotelian texts from the thirteenth to the late seventeenth century, many of which show the annotations of contemporary readers and teachers.
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