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Alessandro Marzo Magno

Bound in Venice

Alessandro Marzo Magno

Bound in Venice

2013, pp. 224, Paperback
ISBN: 9781609451394
Translated by: Gregory Conti
Region: Italy
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$ 16.00

The book

The Serene Republic and the Dawn of the Book

A highly readable but erudite book in the style of Alberto Angela’s A Day in the Life of Ancient Rome, this is the compelling story of fifteenth-century Venice, at that time the mercantile and cultural capital of the world. There, the first genuine publishing houses open for business leading to an explosion of the written word and an unprecedented diffusion of human knowledge. Among the innovators who are driving these new cultural enterprises, one remarkable visionary, Aldo Manuzio, a man credited with inventing the figure of the modern publisher, stands head and shoulders above the rest. Manuzio will publish the first printed editions of the Talmud, the Koran, the works of Erasmus of Rotterdam, and classics of Greek and Latin poetry and theater, bringing about a true revolution and the birth of the modern.

The author

Alessandro Marzo Magno
Alessandro Marzo Magno was born in Venice, Italy in 1962. He worked as a journalist for various newspapers and was chief editor of the foreign affairs desk at Diario for ten years. He has since published ten books. He lives in Milan with his wife and two children.

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