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Miscellanées magico-scientifiques en Italie au Quattrocento : l’exemple du manuscrit Paris, BnF, italien 1524

Abstract : Magic and scientific miscellaneous in Quattrocento Italy : the manuscript Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, italian 1524, a case study This article focuses on the ms. Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale de France, it. 1524, a manuscript in italian, copied en 1446, in Milano or at least in Lombardy, probably for a lay member of the court of the Duke of Milano Filippo Maria Visconti. Yet this codex seems to be considered as an unicum in many respects, it may be considered representative of the relationship between science and magic in the Quattrocento Italy. It consists of 15 main textual unities, joined together by an anonymous compiler, who seemed to be also the principal translator of the book ; the compendium is dominated by astrology and magic, but, as in many other « books of secrets », numerous passages, not necessarily grouped, concern medicine or recipes. This article presents in detail the composition of the codex and its sources, which have been identified so far ; it should be emphazised that this manuscript contains the only known italian version of some texts.
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Laurence Moulinier-Brogi, Jean-Patrice Boudet. Miscellanées magico-scientifiques en Italie au Quattrocento : l’exemple du manuscrit Paris, BnF, italien 1524. Micrologus. Nature, Sciences and Medieval Societies, Brepols/SISMEL, 2019, Les miscellanées scientifiques au Moyen Âge. Transmission du savoir et problèmes de méthode, XXVII (27), pp.399-428. ⟨halshs-02071348⟩

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