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MILIEU (Christophe).
Consilium Historiae Universitatis Scribendae. Florentiae, ex officina Laurentii Torrentini, 1548. RELIE AVEC (en tête): 2). CASA (Giovanni della). Latina Monimenta. Quorum partim Versibus, partim soluta oratione scripta sunt. Florentiae, in Officina Iuntarum Bernardi filiorum Iterum edita Nonis Sept. 1567.
1548. 2 works in 1 volume 4to. 1). 197 pages. 2). 12 leaves. 210 pages. 1 leaf. (1 blank). Full brown calf, sides blindstamped, mauscript title of the first work inscribed on the edge (binding entirely restored conserving the original sides decor). 1). First Edition of this important work in the history of historical thought. Christophe Milieu was a Swiss thinker, from the city of Estavayer-le-Lac (Canton of Vaud). He studied civil law in Italy, taught in Lyon at the College of the Trinity, and converted to Protestantism. Then, he travelled to Germany and Turkey. In this occasion, he had the idea of this innovative book about the history of things and knowledge, which is a forerunner work whose concepts are used today in a science known as Cultural History. "In 1548 Christophe Milieu (or Christophorus Mylaeus) published in Florence a remarkable book entitled 'Plan for writing the History of the Universe', and three years later he produced an expanded edition, printed in Basel, called 'Writing the History of the Universe of Things'. Virtually unknown and seldom appreciated by students of the Renaissance learning, Milieu has two claims to the attention of modern scholars. He was perhaps the first author to employ the term 'historiae litteraturae' ('history of literature') and to have a critical conception of this genre; and moreover he fundamentally transformed the classical and medieval 'encyclopedia' of arts and science by looking radically to history and to the idea of evolution as ways of arranging and understanding the western intellectual heritage. The result was a pi … [Click Below for Full Description]
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