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Fra Mauro's Mappa Mundi and Fifteenth-Century Venice free pdf Fra Mauro's mappamundi is among the most relevant compendia of knowledge of the Earth and the Cosmos of the 15th century. By examining literary, visual, textual and archival evidences, this book places the map within the larger context of Venetian culture in the fifteenth century. It provides a detailed analysis of both its main sources as well as of the composite networks of contemporary knowledge, investigating the way they combine in the epistemological unity of the imago mundi. More a work on intellectual history than cartography, the book constructs a complex set of frameworks within which to situate Fra Mauro's monumental effort.

About Angelo Cattaneo

Angelo Cattaneo, who holds a Ph.D. in History from the European University Institute in Florence, is a researcher at the Centro de Historia de Alem-Mar of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa (Center for Overseas History of the New University of Lisbon). Currently he is studying the global circulation of knowledge, technology and material culture from the fifteenth to the seventeenth centuries, particularly cosmography, cartography and travel literature. He is the author of Mappa mundi 1457 (Rome, 2008). He also co-edited the volumes The Making of European Cartography (Florence, 2003) and, with Nathalie Bouloux and Patrick Gautier Dalche, Humanisme et decouvertes geographiques (Medievales 58, 2010).

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Author : Angelo Cattaneo
Publisher : Brepols Publishers
Data Published : 01 July 2011
ISBN : 2503523781
EAN : 9782503523781
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 444 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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