The Resource To wake the dead : a Renaissance merchant and the birth of archaeology, Marina Belozerskaya

To wake the dead : a Renaissance merchant and the birth of archaeology, Marina Belozerskaya

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To wake the dead : a Renaissance merchant and the birth of archaeology
Title
To wake the dead
Title remainder
a Renaissance merchant and the birth of archaeology
Statement of responsibility
Marina Belozerskaya
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
At the beginning of the fifteenth century, a young Italian bookkeeper fell under the spell of the classical past. Despite his limited education, the Greeks and Romans seemed to speak directly to him--not from books but from the physical ruins and inscriptions that lay neglected around the shores of the Mediterranean. As an international merchant, Cyriacus of Ancona was accustomed to the perils of travel in foreign lands--unlike his more scholarly peers with their handsome libraries and wealthy patrons, who benefited greatly from the discoveries communicated in his widely distributed letters and drawings. Having seen firsthand the destruction of the world's cultural heritage, Cyriacus resolved to preserve it for future generations. To do so he would spy on the Ottomans, court popes and emperors, and even organize a crusade.--From publisher description
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
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1966-
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Belozerskaya, Marina
Dewey number
930.1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
CC115.C57
LC item number
B456 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Ciriaco
  • Archaeology
  • Italy
  • Archaeologists
  • Classicists
  • Travelers
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To wake the dead : a Renaissance merchant and the birth of archaeology, Marina Belozerskaya
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (308 pages
Form of item
online
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036958063
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To wake the dead : a Renaissance merchant and the birth of archaeology, Marina Belozerskaya
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (308 pages
Form of item
online
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036958063

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