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The Symbolic Literature of the Renaissance

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Contributions to the bibliography can be made by emailing rraybould@camrax.com. Contributions can be either new entries or additions or corrections to existing entries. Please make the contributions in the format already used, that is:

Author last name, author first name (author’s dates) Title Town of publication: Publisher, Date of Publication. Sources.

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*A - Allen, Don Cameron Mysteriously Meant Baltimore: Johns Hopkins, 1970
*B - J-C Brunet Manuel du Librairie Paris: Didot, 1860
*G - Graesse, J.G.T. Trésor de Livres Rares et Précieux Geneva: Dresde, 1859
*L - Laurens, F.V. La Raison des Figures Symboliques à la Renaissance et à l’Âge Classique Geneva: Droz, 2000
*M - Menestrier, Claude-Francois La Philosophie des Images Enigmatiques Lyons: Baritel, 1694
*P - Da Filippi, Michele The Literary Riddle in Italy in the 16th Century University of California Press 1948


This web site has been constructed and researched by Robin Raybould who was born, raised and educated in the UK. He received MA and LLM degrees from Cambridge University where he studied medieval and modern European history. Much of the material in this book is taken from his own collection of early symbolic literature. He now lives with his family in New York City.

*CLN indicates a contribution by Dr. Chris Nighman, Asst. Professor, Department of History and Co-ordinator, Medieval Studies Program at Wilfrid Laurier University, 75 University Ave. W. Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3C5, 519-884-0710 ext. 3134 cnighman@wlu.ca

This web site updated and maintained by Ben Heller. Contact him with questions and comments at benheller@gmail.com. See his other sites: Erik Sommer Anthony Miler Trish Marx