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dc.contributor.authorVisser, Arnoud Silvester Quartus
dc.contributor.editorvan Dijkhuizen, Jan Frans
dc.coverage.spatial299 - 313en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-06-18T10:47:34Z
dc.date.available2010-06-18T10:47:34Z
dc.date.issued2004
dc.identifier.citationVisser, ASQ. (2004). 'From the Republic of Letters to the Olympus: The Rise and Fall of Medical Humanism in 67 Portraits.' In van Dijkhuizen, JF. (Ed.), Living in Posterity: Essays in Honour of Bart Westerweel : Veloren Publishers. pp. 299 - 313en_US
dc.identifier.isbn9789065508393en_US
dc.identifier.otherStAndrews.ResExp.Output.OutputID.10995en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://www.verloren.nl/boeken/2086/248/1349/cultuur-en-mentaliteit/living-in-posterityen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10023/917
dc.description.abstractIn this article the first portrait book of physicians and philosophers, Joannes Sambucus' Veterum aliquot ac recentium medicorum philosophorumque Icones [...] (Antwerp: Christopher Plantin, 1574) is examined as a prism of the history of science and the culture of scholarship in the sixteenth century. It shows how the book was produced and what sort of information it presents, with particular attention to its antiquarian interest. Many of the portraits turn out to be based on the famous Dioscorides manuscript (Codex Vindobonensis) which had recently been brought to the imperial court in Vienna. In the appendix all portraits are listed with specific reference to those based on the Dioscorides manuscript. Furthermore, the social functions of the portrait collection are considered. It is shown how the book has to be set in the context of Sambucus' ambition to replace the successful Dioscorides editions by Pier Andrea Mattioli. For this project Sambucus needed support from his colleagues and patrons. The portrait book was a useful instrument for this strategy. In the end, however, bad timing thwarted the plans: by 1570 medical humanism was becoming more and more of an antiquarian enterprise itself.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherVeloren Publishersen_US
dc.relation.ispartofLiving in Posterity: Essays in Honour of Bart Westerweelen_US
dc.rightsCopyright of Veloren Publishers. Full text deposited by permission of the publisher. Original work available from http://www.verloren.nl/boeken/2086/248/1349/cultuur-en-mentaliteit/living-in-posterityen_US
dc.subjectportraiten_US
dc.subjectprinteden_US
dc.subjectveterum aliquot ac recentium medicorum philosophorumque iconesen_US
dc.subjectSambucusen_US
dc.subjectPlantinen_US
dc.subjectantwerpen_US
dc.subjectmedicineen_US
dc.subjectphilosophyen_US
dc.subjectdioscoridesen_US
dc.subjectscholarly communityen_US
dc.subjectmedical humanismen_US
dc.subjecthellenismen_US
dc.subject.lcshHumanismen_US
dc.titleFrom the Republic of Letters to the Olympus: The Rise and Fall of Medical Humanism in 67 Portraitsen_US
dc.typeBook itemen_US
dc.audience.mediatorSchool : Classicsen_US
dc.description.versionPublisher PDFen_US
dc.publicationstatusPublisheden_US
dc.statusPeer revieweden_US


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