Sunday, April 5, 2009

Kristeller Lecture

Wednesday, April 22, 2009, 6:00 p.m.

Cristina Dondi, "The Venetian Book-Trade in the 15th Century: Material
Evidence for the Economic and Social History of the Renaissance"

The 2009 Paul Oskar Kristeller Lecture

Early provenance of thousands of surviving 15th-century books will serve to
assess the extent of the booktrade and how this factor of social history
contributed to the economic history of the time. Specifically, initial
research conducted on the 5606 Venetian incunables now in the Bodleian
Library allows us to identify the percentage of production which went to
England, Germany, and to the rest of Italy; we can see which kind of texts
were exported to which countries, and which types of purchasers and readers
acquired them?lay or religious, private or institutional, male or female.

Social Hall, Union Theological Seminary
3041 Broadway at 121st Street
A reception will immediately follow the lecture.
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Dr. Cristina Dondi is with the Centre for the Study of the Book, Bodleian
Library, University of Oxford.

The Kristeller Occasional Lectures in Western Cultural History before 1800
are made possible by a bequest from the late Professor Kristeller to the
Columbia University Libraries.

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