The Cosmographia of Sebastian Munster PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

The Cosmographia of Sebastian Munster free pdf Sebastian Munster's "Cosmographia" was an immensely influential book that attempted to describe the entire world across all of human history and analyse its constituent elements of geography, history, ethnography, zoology and botany. First published in 1544, it went through thirty-five editions and was published in five languages, making it one of the most important books of the Reformation period.Beginning with a biographical study of Sebastian Munster, his life and the range of his scholarly work, this book then moves on to discuss the genre of cosmography. The bulk of the book, however, deals with the "Cosmographia" itself, offering a close reading of the 1550 Latin edition (the last and definitive edition worked upon by Munster). By analysing the contents of the "Cosmographia", it attempts to recreate how the world of the sixteenth century appeared to a scholar living in Basel, and understand what he saw and heard.Through this examination of Munster, his publications and scholarly networks, the conflicts and continuities between medieval scholarly traditions and the widening horizons of the sixteenth century are explored and revealed. Of interest to scholars of humanist culture, the Reformation and book history, this ambitious work throws into relief previously overlooked aspects of the intellectual and religious culture of the time.

About Matthew McLean

Matthew McLean is a research fellow at the University of St Andrews, UK.

Details Book

Author : Matthew McLean
Publisher : Ashgate Publishing Limited
Data Published : 28 September 2007
ISBN : 0754658430
EAN : 9780754658436
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 446 pages
Age + : 18 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews The Cosmographia of Sebastian Munster



17 Comments Add a comment




Related eBooks Download


  • Munster City Library free pdfMunster City Library

    Part of a series of technically informative monographs embracing a broad spectrum of internationally renowned buildings. this work deals with Munster City Library..


  • The Poets and Poetry of Munster free pdfThe Poets and Poetry of Munster

    Excerpt from The Poets and Poetry of Munster According to modern ideas they seem 'wild. ' and refuse all attempts at accomplishment- indeed. the music does not appear to require any..


  • Rags to Riches free pdfRags to Riches

    Munster's pursuit of rugby glory has been long. often heartbreaking but also inspiring. The seeds for their ascent into the pantheon of great teams were sown long before Munster's current success..


  • Latin Sermon Collections from Later Medieval England free pdfLatin Sermon Collections from Later Medieval England

    Until the Reformation. almost all sermons were written down in Latin. This is the first scholarly study systematically to describe and analyse the collections of Latin sermons from the golden age of medieval preaching in England..


  • Civic Culture and Everyday Life in Early Modern Germany (Studies in Medieva ... free pdfCivic Culture and Everyday Life in Early Modern Germany (Studies in Medieva ...

    The book offers an overview of bourgeois culture and the aspects of everyday life in the German cultural area from the Renaissance to the end of the 18th century. At the same time..


  • The Cosmographia of Sebastian Munster free pdfThe Cosmographia of Sebastian Munster

    Books Download Online. Sebastian Munster's "Cosmographia" was an immensely influential book that attempted to describe the entire world across all of human history and analyse its constituent elements