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abecedarium

Overview page. Subjects: Bibliography — Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

Elementary teaching in Antiquity and the Middle Ages consisted in learning firstly to read the letters of the alphabet. Exceptionally when a child learned to read alone from a text ...

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Alfonso de Zamora

Overview page. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700) — Bibliography.

(1474–1531),

Spanish Hebraist. He was born into a Jewish family and given a rabbinical education, but converted to Christianity in 1506 and was appointed as the founding professor...

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Anthony Woodville

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500) — Bibliography.

(c.1440–83)

Eldest son of Richard Woodville, renowned for military, chivalric, religious, and literary achievements. His sister Elizabeth’s marriage to Edward IV increased his...

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Anton Koberger

Overview page. Subjects: Bibliography — Early Modern History (1500 to 1700).

(c.1440–1513),

German publisher who introduced printing to Nuremberg in 1470 and sold his books through his sixteen shops and his network of agents throughout Europe. He published...

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Antonio Blado

Overview page. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700) — Bibliography.

Printers in Rome. Antonio (1490–1567), active from 1516, official papal printer (1535–67), produced books in eastern and western founts; music and elaborately illustrated works; and bulls,...

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Antonio Possevino

Overview page. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700) — Bibliography.

(c.1533–1611),

Jesuit missionary and papal diplomat, born in Mantua, where he entered the Jesuits in 1559. The following year he was sent to work amongst the Waldenses in Piedmont,...

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Arthur Agard

Overview page. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700) — Bibliography.

(1540–1615),

English antiquary. In 1603 Agard was created deputy chamberlain of the exchequer, where he may have been a clerk from an early age. Here he spent three years drawing...

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Aulo Giano Parrasio

Overview page. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700) — Bibliography.

(1470–1522),

Italian humanist, born in Cozenza; his baptismal name was Giovanni Paolo, which he later reshaped to sound more classical. Parrasio studied Greek in Corfu and later...

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Charles-Joseph Panckoucke

Overview page. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945) — Bibliography.

 (1736–98) French publisher and bookseller.

Beginning his career in Lille, where his father was a printer and publisher, he moved to Paris in 1762, soon becoming the wealthiest and...

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Christoph Froschauer

Overview page. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700) — Bibliography.

(c.1490–1564),

Swiss printer who established a workshop in Zürich in the early 1520s. He was an early disciple of Zwingli, whose complete works he published. He sold religious...

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