Cookies Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

Reading the History of the Academia Venetiana through Its Book Lists

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

Born into a patrician family of old lineage, traditionally involved with Venetian political life, the young Federico Badoer took an active part in the cultural circle that met in the house of Domenico Venier in sixteenth-century Venice. The earliest documents, a letter dated September 1557, and the first constitution of the Academia Venetiana explicitly presented the circle as a body whose primary purpose was to set up an academic publishing house. The publishing programme of the Academia Venetiana was presented to the public in 1558 through its first edition. This was the Somma delle opere, a 32-leaved folio listing 631 works subdivided into 22 categories. The programme of the Somma matched the ideas expressed by Badoer in a letter addressed to Andrea Lippomano, a text that can be considered his own manifesto on the proper education for a future politician.

Keywords: Academia Venetiana; Andrea Lippomano; Federico Badoer; Somma delle opere; Venice



Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
    Documenting the Early Modern Book World — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation