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Mapping the Aegean: Cristoforo Buondelmonti's Liber insularum (15th century) and the Origins of Classical Archaeology.

Project description

A digital twist to a medieval traveller’s view of the Aegean

Florentine monk and geographer Cristoforo Buondelmonti wrote the famous medieval manuscript ‘Liber insularum archipelagi’ (Book of Islands of the Greek Archipelago). It was the first-ever guide to the Greek islands. The work included 79 maps of islands and important continental locations on the Greek seas. It also included descriptive texts, encompassing nautical, demographic and political information on the Mediterranean and especially the Aegean. Despite its importance, an extensive analysis of the book is still lacking. The EU-funded MapAeg project will study this widely celebrated book, which gave rise to the new literary genre of Isolaria. It will create an interdisciplinary open-data digital commentary of the descriptions and the maps.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITA CA' FOSCARI VENEZIA
Net EU contribution
€ 269 002,56
Address
Dorsoduro 3246
30123 Venezia
Italy

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Region
Nord-Est Veneto Venezia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Partners (1)

Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE LELAND STANFORD JUNIOR UNIVERSITY
United States
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Serra Mall 450
94305 2004 Stanford

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 177 265,92