Imago Historiae - Biblioteca digitale degli storici italiani dell’Umanesimo e del Rinascimento

Imago Historiae. Biblioteca digitale degli storici italiani dell’Umanesimo e del Rinascimento is a project that aims to create a digital library of Italian historiography from the humanist/Renaissance period. It contains digitizations of both historical works as well as theoretical and methodological works on historiography from this period. The digitizations are from works that are present in the libraries of the Istituto Nazionale di Studi sul Rinascimento and the Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa: in some cases original editions, in other cases 19th and 20th-century editions, in other cases 19th and 20th-century reprints of the originals. In total, 48 works are available, over 50.000 pages.

Works can be found in various ways:

  • Browsing thematically (through the category ‘Percorsi’)
  • Browsing chronologically by date of creation (through the category ‘Opere’)
  • Browsing by a list of author and title (through ‘Ricerca rapida’)
  • Searching by author, title, language, library where the work is held, or collection that the works is part of (through ‘Ricerca’)

Each work is accompanied by a short bibliographical record and by a brief introduction about the historical context and looking at the material characteristics of books. It is possible to visualize a specific part of the book, to visualize a specific page, or to browse through the entire book. Zoom options are available.

The project is carried out by the Istituto Nazionale di Studi sul Rinascimento in Florence and Signum – Centro di ricerche informatiche per le discipline umanistiche from the Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa, with collaboration of the Biblioteca della Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa and the Biblioteca Labronica Guerrazzi Livorno. It is financed by the Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturale; Direzione Generale per i Beni Librari e gli Istituti Culturali.

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Thursday, 29 May 2014 - 3:31pm
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