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"Lusitani Periti": Portuguese Medical Authors, National Identity And Bibliography In The Late Renaissance

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Zacutus (Zacuto), whose name is always attached to 'Lusitanus' clearly recognized Portuguese scholars as a coherent group whom he lists separately as 'Lusitani periti', distinguishing them from 'juniores elegantes et docti' (a very nearly complete list of prominent early modern medical writers, including some Spaniards); What was the function of denominators indicating national or civic affiliation on titlepages, and why were they put there by publishers and what did the readers of their books make of them. To answer these questions, this chapter looks at the history of their use in learned circles in Europe from the Middle Ages onwards. It turns to Zacutus's select list of 'Lusitani periti', and traces their presence in the Book Fairs, in medical bibliographies, and in libraries. The chapter also outlines the specific character of Portuguese medical writing in the late Renaissance as an example of a tradition incorporating a national identity.

Keywords: late Renaissance; Lusitani Periti; medical bibliographies; national identity; Portuguese scholars



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