Title: Bound in Venice: The Serene Republic and the Dawn of Books
Author: Alessandro Marzo Magno
Data: 2012, 209 p., hardcover
Publisher: Garzanti 


15th-century Venice was the mercantile and cultural capital of the world. A center of innovation, Venice was home to the first printers, publishing houses, and bookstores. Aldo Manuzio was an extraordinary visionary and driver of these new, cultural enterprises who is credited as being the first modern publisher. He published the first printed editions of the Talmud, the Koran, the works of Erasmus of Rotterdam, and Greek and Latin classics, bringing about a true cultural and literary revolution to Western Europe.









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