The large collection assembled by Diego Hurtado de Mendoza (1503–1575) in his residence in Venice, a city that Charles V had the political imperative to keep within the Holy League, included an impressive range of objects: books and manuscripts, but also antiquities and paintings. By placing Hurtado de Mendoza in the context of specific Venetian trends of book-collecting and antiquarianism—with particular regards to the Greek library of Bessarion and its other public competitors of the time—this article argues that, rather than thinking of the archive as a collection of passive objects amassed and wielded by a sovereign agent for rivalry or anticlericalism, it makes more sense, both materially and historically, to think of the library as a networked assemblage of objects that are themselves mutable and “in motion” at all levels.

Diego Hurtado de Mendoza and the Shitfing Telos of Traveling Libraries / S. Gulizia. - In: PACIFIC COAST PHILOLOGY. - ISSN 0078-7469. - 52:2(2017), pp. 195-205.

Diego Hurtado de Mendoza and the Shitfing Telos of Traveling Libraries

S. Gulizia
2017

Abstract

The large collection assembled by Diego Hurtado de Mendoza (1503–1575) in his residence in Venice, a city that Charles V had the political imperative to keep within the Holy League, included an impressive range of objects: books and manuscripts, but also antiquities and paintings. By placing Hurtado de Mendoza in the context of specific Venetian trends of book-collecting and antiquarianism—with particular regards to the Greek library of Bessarion and its other public competitors of the time—this article argues that, rather than thinking of the archive as a collection of passive objects amassed and wielded by a sovereign agent for rivalry or anticlericalism, it makes more sense, both materially and historically, to think of the library as a networked assemblage of objects that are themselves mutable and “in motion” at all levels.
Diego Hurtado de Mendoza; collecting; early modern archives; Council of Trent; bibliophilia;
Settore M-STO/05 - Storia della Scienza e delle Tecniche
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