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A Renaissance Exploration of the World of Marco Polo: : Johannes Magnus and De mirabilibus orientalium regionum

Nilsson, Astrid LU (2018) In Humanistica Lovaniensia
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Marco Polo is one of the most famous travellers of all time, and his work from the late 13th century was widely known already in the Middle Ages. One of his many readers was the Swedish historian and archbishop-to-be Johannes Magnus (1488–1544). His autograph copy, written in Rome in 1520, is kept in the Vatican Library (ms. Ott. Lat. 1875). The manuscript contains hundreds of short marginalia written by Johannes Magnus. They are the focus of the present article, an introductory study of the marginalia which gives an overview with regard to both content and form. Firstly, Johannes Magnus’ areas of interest are presented thematically with some examples in greater detail. Secondly, a typological sketch of the linguistic relationship between... (More)
Marco Polo is one of the most famous travellers of all time, and his work from the late 13th century was widely known already in the Middle Ages. One of his many readers was the Swedish historian and archbishop-to-be Johannes Magnus (1488–1544). His autograph copy, written in Rome in 1520, is kept in the Vatican Library (ms. Ott. Lat. 1875). The manuscript contains hundreds of short marginalia written by Johannes Magnus. They are the focus of the present article, an introductory study of the marginalia which gives an overview with regard to both content and form. Firstly, Johannes Magnus’ areas of interest are presented thematically with some examples in greater detail. Secondly, a typological sketch of the linguistic relationship between the main text and the marginalia is presented. The article also discusses the possible influence of Johannes Magnus’ reading of Marco Polo on his most important historical work. (Less)
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  author       = {Nilsson, Astrid},
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  title        = {A Renaissance Exploration of the World of Marco Polo: : Johannes Magnus and <em>De mirabilibus orientalium regionum</em>},
  year         = {2018},
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