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dc.contributor.authorGraheli, Shanti
dc.contributor.editorBellingradt, Daniel
dc.contributor.editorNelles, Paul
dc.contributor.editorSalman, Jeroen
dc.identifier.citationGraheli , S 2017 , Italian books and French medical libraries in the renaissance . in D Bellingradt , P Nelles & J Salman (eds) , Books in Motion in Early Modern Europe . New Directions in Book History , Palgrave , London , pp. 243-266 .
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dc.description.abstractThis chapter explores the circulation, collection and use of Italian books by French medical doctors in the Renaissance. Medical humanism and the innovative methods adopted in Italian universities prompted many doctors and students of medicine to travel to Italy. This chapter explores how they acquired Italian books for their courses and collected them as mementos of their journey. The author highlights the exchange of Italian books both as gifts and as part of private transactions. Court physicians were particularly keen collectors of such items. The evidence presented from probate inventories indicates that doctors owned a range of items, from cheap editions for everyday use to valuable items of great prestige. The chapter concludes with reflections on collecting as a means of social elevation.
dc.relation.ispartofBooks in Motion in Early Modern Europeen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesNew Directions in Book Historyen
dc.rights© 2017 the Author. This work has been made available online in accordance with the publisher’s policies. This is the author created, accepted version manuscript following peer review and may differ slightly from the final published version. The final published version of this work is available at
dc.titleItalian books and French medical libraries in the renaissanceen
dc.typeBook itemen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. School of Historyen
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden

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