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Commentaries by Domizio Calderini on Works by Juvenal, Statius, Ovid, and Propertius

Commentaries ~ the agency of Domizio Calderini on Works by Juvenal, Statius, Ovid, and Propertius

Under the authority of Italian humanism and of his main division -collector tutor János Vitéz, the Archbishop of Esztergom, Matthias Corvinus of Hungary (1443–1490), developed a rage for books and learning. Elected king of Hungary in 1458 at the period of 14, Matthias won great acclaim as antidote to his battles against the Ottoman Turks and his good-will of learning and science. He created the Bibliotheca Corviniana, in its promised time one of Europe’s finest libraries. After his end of life, and especially after the conquest of Buda ~ the agency of the Turks in 1541, the library …

Contributed by Medicea Laurenziana Library, Florence 

Dialogues of the Gods

Dialogues of the Gods

This written contains ten of the dialogues of Lucianus, a further-century rhetorician and satirist who wrote in Greek, in the Latin rendering of Livio Guidolotto (also seen being of the kind which Guidalotto or Guidalotti). Livio, a classical pupil from Urbino, was the apostolic adjuvant of Pope Leo X, and he dedicated his transferring to the pope in an introductory epistle of 1518 (“Romae, Idibus maii MDXVIII”; folio 150v). The latest feasible date for the manuscript thus is 1521, the year Leo died. The badge of Giovanni de’ Medici, with the ray accompanied by …

Contributed by Municipal Library Intronati

“De Materia Medica” by Dioscorides

“De Materia Medica” by Dioscorides

This book exemplifies the pass over of knowledge across the centuries. During the elementary century, the Greek doctor and druggist Dioscorides, who is considered the inventor of pharmacology, wrote a very weighty document on botany and pharmaceuticals. In the 10th century, during the times of ʻAbd al-Rahman III (891−961), caliph of Cordova, the drudge was translated into Arabic. In 1518 at the Escuela de Traductores de Toledo (the School of Translators of Toledo), Antonio de Nebrija made the before anything else translation of the work in Spain into Latin. In 1555 in …

Contributed ~ dint of. National Library of Spain 

On the Sphere and the Cylinder; On the Measurement of the Circle; On Conoids and Spheroids; On Spirals; On the Equilibrium of Planes; On the Quadrature of the Parabola; The Sand Reckoner

On the Sphere and the Cylinder; On the Measurement of the Circle; On Conoids and Spheroids; On Spirals; On the Equilibrium of Planes; On the Quadrature of the Parabola; The Sand Reckoner

In the something intermediate of the 15th century, a call over of manuscripts by the third-hundred years BC Greek mathematician Archimedes began to have currency in the humanistic centers in the courts of Italy. Piero della Francesca (circa 1416–92), the Renaissance master-hand best known for the frescos he painted despite the Vatican and for the chapels in Arezzo, transcribed a make a ~ of of a Latin translation of Archimedes’s geometry (a compilation of seven surviving treatises) and illustrated it with more than 200 drawings representing the  accurate theorems in the texts. This written document, long …

Contributed by Riccardiana Library of Florence 

Bucolics, Georgics, and the Aeneid

Bucolics, Georgics, and the Aeneid

This 15th-hundred years manuscript, known as the Riccardiana Virgil, includes the texts of the three existing works of the great Roman poet Virgil,the Bucolics, the Georgics, and the Aeneid, and contains 88 small paintings in the lower margin of people of the vellum leaves. The miniatures, 86 in the Aeneid and any each in the Bucolics and the Georgics, are attributed to Florentine artist Apollonio di Giovanni and his workshop. Those illustrating the record of Aeneas reflect the influence of Benozzo Gozzoli, who in 1459 completed a retinue of frescos …

Contributed by Riccardiana Library of Florence 

Bashkioi Copy of “Slaveno-Bulgarian History”

Bashkioi Copy of “Slaveno-Bulgarian History”

This handwritten duplicate of Paisiĭ Khilendarski’s Istoriia slavianobolgarskaia (Slaveno-Bulgarian history) was made in 1841 by the churchman Vasilii Manuilov. In addition to the violent effort text, the manuscript contains accounts of pair miracles of the Holy Mother. First published in 1762, Paisiĭ’s narration encouraged the Bulgarians, who had been beneath Ottoman rule for centuries, to be the ~er of their national consciousness and to hug the Bulgarian language. The work was in like manner influential that it was copied ~ the agency of hand and excerpted many times in the absence of Paisiĭ being identified as the originator or his …

Contributed by National Library of Bulgaria 

Geography

Geography

Claudius Ptolemaeus (circa 100–circa 170), known since Ptolemy, was an astronomer, mathematician, and geographer of Greek descent who lived and worked in the Egyptian city of Alexandria. In his Geography, Ptolemy gathered all the geographic knowledge possessed by the Greco-Roman globe. He used a system of grid lines to plan the latitude and longitude of more 8,000 places on a picture that encompassed the known world at the height of the Roman Empire. Ptolemy’s be was lost to Europe in the Middle Ages, nevertheless around 1300 Byzantine …

Contributed by University Library of Naples 

The Four Books on Medicine by Octavius Horatianus and the Three Books by Abū Al-Qāsim, Distinguished Among All Surgeons

The Four Books in c~tinuance Medicine by Octavius Horatianus and the Three Books ~ means of Abū Al-Qāsim, Distinguished Among All Surgeons

This whirl printed at the Argentorati shop in Strasbourg (near-day France) in February 1532 includes brace works, the first of which is the Latin transportation by Theodorus Priscianus (flourished around 400) of his acknowledge therapeutic compendium, the Euporista (Easily obtained remedies), originally written in Greek. The support work is the Latin translation of a piece of the well-known Arabic of medicine work by Abu al-Qasim Khalaf ibn al-Abbas al-Zahrawi (in addition known by his Latinized name Albucasis, circa 936–1013), Al-Taṣrīf li liege ‘ajiza al-ta’līf (The settlement of [medical knowledge …

Contributed by Qatar National Library 

A Clear Explanation of Averroes’ Introduction to the Commentary on Aristotle’s “Analytica Posterior”

A Clear Explanation of Averroes’ Introduction to the Commentary without ceasing Aristotle’s “Analytica Posterior”

This act is a commentary on Ibn Rushd’s preface to his commentary on Aristotles’s Analytica Posterior (Posterior analytics) through the Italian philosopher and physician Giovanni Bernardino Longo (1528–99), published in Naples in 1551. Muhammad ibn Ahmed ibn Rushd (1126–98), known in the West ~ the agency of the Latinized version of his eminence, Averroes, was an intellectual luminary of the Islamic terraqueous globe. Although he wrote extensively on the exact sciences, natural sciences, medicine, and philosophy, his reputation in the West rests in the first place on his commentaries on Aristotle. He belonged …

Contributed ~ the agency of Qatar National Library 

Of Medical Substances

Of Medical Substances

The very estimable codex known as the Dioscurides Neapolitanus contains the drudge of Pedanius Dioscorides, the Greek medical man who was born at Anazarbus adjacent Tarsus in Cilicia (present-day Turkey) and lived in the capital century AD during the reign of the Emperor Nero. Dioscorides wrote the disquisition Perì üles iatrichès, commonly known in Latin for the re~on that De materia medica (Of medical substances), in five books. It is considered the ~ numerous important medical manual and pharmacopeia of pristine Greece and Rome and was very much regarded in the Middle Ages in one as well as the other the Western …

Contributed by National Library of Naples 

Titus Andronicus

City of God

Saint Augustine of Hippo (354–430) is in general considered one of the greatest Christian thinkers of aggregate time. He was born in Thagaste (present-lifetime Souq Ahras, Algeria) in Roman-ruled Africa, the son of a gentile father and a Christian mother (Saint Monica). After studying in Carthage and education rhetoric in his native city, he moved to Rome in 383 and to Milan in 384. Under the power of impelling of his mother and Ambrose, prelate of Milan, he converted to Christianity in 387. He was ordained a parson in 391 and rose …

Contributed through John M. Kelly Library, University of St. Michael’s College in the University of Toronto 

Letters, Essays, and Sermons by Saint Gregory Nazianzus

Letters, Essays, and Sermons by Saint Gregory Nazianzus

This 18th-hundred years manuscript is a collection of erudition, essays, and sermons by Saint Gregory Nazianzus (died circa 389). The written is thought to be the first Arabic translation from the original Greek and has not now been edited or published. It is the encourage volume of a two-volume moil. Gregory of Nazianzus, also known of the same kind with Gregory the Theologian, is recognized during the time that a Father of the Church in the two the Eastern and Western traditions. He was born in Cappadocia (eastern Anatolia), where he spent much of his life. He was a …

Contributed ~ means of The American University in Cairo Rare Books and Special Collections Library 

Letters, Pedagogical Teachings, and Sayings of Saint Anthony of Egypt

Letters, Pedagogical Teachings, and Sayings of Saint Anthony of Egypt

This written document opens with the 20 letters “to the sons who come his [Anthony’s] gentle path…and prayers to solemnize us from Satan’s example.” The learning are for the most part suddenly, many not exceeding five folios. According to every introductory note, they are addressed to both men and women. The work is in a ~-faced but relaxed hand. Each letter or other weighty section is set off in red. There are not at all contemporary marginal glosses, but comments and corrections (more in English) in pencil were made ~ the agency of …

Contributed by The American University in Cairo Rare Books and Special Collections Library 

The History of the Roman Provinces of the Near East

The History of the Roman Provinces of the Near East

This Arabic writing is a history of the Roman provinces of the Near East, through special reference to King Herod the Great and the sovereignty he founded. The manuscript lacks numerous pages at the beginning and extreme point. The remaining portion contains the relation of Roman Palestine during the before anything else century BC until the destruction of the house of worship by Roman emperor Titus in 70 AD. The former, title, and date of copying are inglorious. The work has been tentatively ascribed to the 17th hundred years. The text is unadorned except during marking …

Contributed by The American University in Cairo Rare Books and Special Collections Library 

Annotated Edition of “The Book of Documents”

Annotated Edition of “The Book of Documents”

Shang shu (The work of documents), also called Shu jing (The main division of history), is one of the Five Classics of the Confucian law that greatly influenced Chinese history and tillage. Translations of its title into English metamorphose and include Classic of History, Classic of Documents, Book of History, Book of Documents, or Book of Historical Documents. There are crowd copies and versions of Shang shu, ascribed to Confucius, unless its history is obscure. The moil is a compilation of speeches ~ means of major figures and records of events in of eld …

Contributed by National Central Library 

Annotated Edition of “The Book of Rites”

Annotated Edition of “The Book of Rites”

Li ji (The work of rites) is one of the Five Classics of the Confucian standard, which had significant influence on Chinese record and culture. The book was rewritten and edited ~ means of the disciples of Confucius and their students in relation to the “Burning of the Books” for the time of the rule of Qin Shi Huang, the highest emperor of China, around 213 BC. The toil describes the social forms, governmental a whole , and ceremonial rites of the Zhou Dynasty (1046–256 BC). Li really means “rites,” but it also be possible to be used to refer …

Contributed through National Central Library 

Comprehensive Mirror to Aid in Government

Comprehensive Mirror to Aid in Government

Zi zhi catch of a buckle jian (Comprehensive mirror to aid in body of executive officers) was a pioneering reference work in Chinese historiography, first published in 1084 in the con~ation of a chronicle. In 1065 Emperor Yingzong (reigned 1064–67) of the Song ordered the huge historian Sima Guang (1019–86) to be the commander a group of scholars in compiling a all history of China. The task took 19 years to without fault and the finished work was presented in 1084 to the succeeding Emperor Shenzong (reigned 1068–85). Its subject is Chinese recital from 403 BC …

Contributed by National Central Library 

Romance of the Three Kingdoms in Illustrations

Romance of the Three Kingdoms in Illustrations

Sanguo yan yi (Romance of the Three Kingdoms), written ~ the agency of Luo Guanzhong (circa 1330–1400), a far advanced-Yuan and early-Ming author, is a historical fictitious narrative set in the third century, in the revolutionary years near the end of the Han Dynasty and the Three Kingdoms era of Chinese history. The part-historical, share-legendary, and part-mythical story chronicles the lives of feudal lords and their retainers, who vied through each other to restore or pay back the declining Han Dynasty. The new follows literally hundreds of characters, through plots, personal and army battles, intrigues …

Contributed ~ means of National Central Library 

Romance of the Three Kingdoms with Li Zhuowu’s Critical Comments

Romance of the Three Kingdoms by Li Zhuowu’s Critical Comments

Sanguo yan yi (Romance of the Three Kingdoms), written by Luo Guanzhong (circa 1330–1400), a sometime since-Yuan and early-Ming author, is a historical strange set in the third century, in the insubordinate years near the end of the Han Dynasty and the Three Kingdoms era of Chinese history. The part-historical, organ-legendary, and part-mythical story chronicles the lives of feudal lords and their retainers, who vied by each other to restore or refund the declining Han Dynasty. The modern follows literally hundreds of characters, by plots, personal and army battles, intrigues …

Contributed ~ means of National Central Library 

A Hundred Verses on Manifestations of Cold Damage Disorders

A Hundred Verses forward Manifestations of Cold Damage Disorders

In united of the prefaces to his works, the contriver Xu Shuwei (1079–1154) describes a assured Hua Tuo, a scholar born round 140 AD during the Han race of rulers, who, after seeing many people die in epidemics, famines, and wars, chose to yield scholarship to pursue a medical career. Referring to himself, Xu Shuwei writes, “every time I think of the want of good physicians and of patients who are submissive to die, how could someone by capability sit by and not succor? Therefore I have buried my glory as …

Contributed by National Central Library 

Classified Divinations on Military Affairs

Classified Divinations up~ the body Military Affairs

This work in 21 juan was compiled ~ means of Li Kejia of the Ming sovereignty. Presented here is a Wanli impression of 1597, in six volumes. It is the earliest undestroyed copy. The frame of the pages is 19.5 centimeters to a great height and 13.5 centimeters wide. The borders are double-lined. Each select page has 11 columns, each through 22 characters. There is a red four-sided figure seal impression of the National Central Library. Preceding the subject are two prefaces, by Zhu Yuyi and Zhang Shoupeng, dated 1597. It moreover has an …

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New Edition with Supplemental Annotations of The Inner Canon of the Yellow Emperor. Su wen 

New Edition by Supplemental Annotations of The Inner Canon of the Yellow Emperor. Su wen

The old medical text Huangdi nei jing (The inner canon of the Yellow Emperor) was already listed in Yi wen zhi (Treatise on literature) of Han shu (Book of Han), the classical Chinese narrative completed in 111 AD. It had brace texts: Su wen (Basic questions) and Ling shu (Spiritual pivot), each in nine juan. Su wen deals through the theoretical foundation of Chinese drug and its diagnostic methods, while Ling shu discusses acupuncture therapy in august detail. The title Huangdi nei jing frequently refers only to the more …

Contributed by National Central Library 

Eleven Commentaries to The Art of War by Sunzi

Eleven Commentaries to The Art of War ~ the agency of Sunzi

Sunzi bing fa (The business of war by Sunzi) is the greatest part important and popular military classic of primitive China. Its influence also spread to contiguous countries and beyond. Sun Wu, moreover known as Sunzi or Sun Tzu, lived in the State of Qi during the late Spring and Autumn round of years (770-476 BC). He served the State of Wu, in the southeast coastal territory, from around 512 BC and presented his army strategy in a work of 13 chapters to the king of Wu. Together with Wu Zixu (died 484 …

Contributed ~ dint of. National Central Library 

Armillary Sphere

Armillary Sphere

Zhang Heng (78–139 AD), a of birth of Xi’e, Nanyang (in instant-day Henan Province), was an astronomer, mathematician, contriver, and an accomplished scholar. He began his course of life as an official during the Eastern Han dynasty (25–220). Controversy about his views and civil rivalry with other officials led him to retreat and return to Nanyang, but in 138 he was recalled to act toward in the capital. He died a year later. He accepted posthumous honors for his scholarship and creativity. Two of his typical works are Hun yi (Armillary …

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