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Title: Domenico di Bandino of Arezzo and his 'De viris claris'
Author: Hankey, Ann Teresa
ISNI:       0000 0004 2669 0740
Awarding Body: University of London (Warbugh Institute)
Current Institution: University of London
Date of Award: 1955
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The main subject of the Thesis is the unedited work of Domenico di Bardino the De Viris Claris. Domenico was born in krezzo about 1335, and this work, which is a great diction-try of world-biography embracing lives of famous men of every type and brofession, forms part of Domenicois enormous encyclopaedia, "The Pons Memorabilium üniversi", and may well have been intended as its epitome. The object of the research was to examine the lives of famoue men at a point of parti. ular interest - the early Penaissance in It-ly - and through thr cork of a representativA humanist. A life of Domenico is therefore given, and the influences which shaped his t, oint of view noted; there is a description of his life work, the Fons, and this is related to the encyc.. ct, &fdic tradition. Tho pxtant copies of the MSS. vary greatly in content, and airferences are described, ana reasous given for supposing that some parts may tie the work of his son. The contents ox ttie De viril Claris is aerined, is svu. rces eaamined, and the whole relatea uo +n. e zraaition of such works; finis is sappienented by an analysis of the text, an index of sources, and extracts from those biographies containing original material. Finally an attempt has been made to asses the importance of the authors achievement in assimilating the new learning, and the contribution he made to the recovery of classical learning.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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