Michelagnolo di Cristofano da Volterra, Le mirabile et inaldite belleze e adornamenti del Campo Sancto di Pisa (c. 1487-1499)

Little is known about the author of the poem "The Wondrous and Incredible Beauties and Adornments of the Camposanto in Pisa". From a short text which he wrote about himself on the 6th of June 1488 we know that Cristofano di Giovanni da Volterra was born in the city of Volterra on the 29th of…Continue reading Michelagnolo di Cristofano da Volterra, Le mirabile et inaldite belleze e adornamenti del Campo Sancto di Pisa (c. 1487-1499)

Raffaele Maffei (1451-1522), Commentariorum urbanorum (1506)

Raffaele Maffei was an Italian humanist, historian and theologian. He was also a member of the Servite Order. The Commentariorum urbanorum from 1506 is an encyclopedia. It consists of three parts: in “Geography,” Maffei writes about history and the whole world arranged by location; the second part, “Anthropology,” is devoted to contemporaneous history; and the…Continue reading Raffaele Maffei (1451-1522), Commentariorum urbanorum (1506)