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The logo is among the such a lot notable literary innovations of Renaissance humanism. The symbolic imagery offered in those Neo-Latin brand books constituted an immense effect on many components in early sleek literature and paintings. This quantity presents the 1st accomplished examine of Sambucus' influential Emblemata (first released via Christopher Plantin, Antwerp, 1564). It reconstructs the cultural-historical contexts during which it used to be produced, hence reconsidering the social and advertisement services of the humanist logo. followed by means of an in depth research of person trademarks, it takes under consideration the trademarks' classical intertextuality and the connection among notice and snapshot. This learn exhibits how the emblematic perform can fluctuate from modern image and logo theories, that have frequently colored sleek interpretations of the style.

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Vantuch, Ján Sambucus, pp. 22–46 (German summary, p. ), Die Briefe, pp. 325–326. See the full text of the 1549 letter of nobility published by Anton Vantuch, “Nové dokumenty k ≥ivot a dielu Jána Sambuca,” Historické ”túdie 13 (1968), 250–251. It does not specify the title of a particular noble rank. 6 chapter one group of powerful landowners. Usually the lesser nobility was in some way serving one of these magnates. Furthermore, the elevation to nobility of Petrus Sambucus was also part of King Ferdinand’s strategy to gain support.

Budapest, 1989), pp. 85–96. 60 the world of the author 21 de Medici of Florence wished to receive the title of grand duke. Maximilian had refused this several times, when the pope conferred it in 1569. Maximilian considered this a flagrant transgression against his authority. 63 Even in this case, however, Sambucus did not play a role of any political significance. 64 If, then, Sambucus could be seen as an ornament at Maximilian’s court, this did not, in any case, involve political influence. Sambucus’ position as a court physician is equally modest.

73 See Brummel, Twee ballingen ’s lands, pp. 33–34; for Schwendi see Louthan, The Quest for Compromise, passim. 24 chapter one me praecipuam recepissem ac iis modis illam in ordinem et copiam redegissem, ut et numero et dignitate et serie aliis multis anteponi iure posset. [. ] Sed nunc nec curo nec velim, dum mea proprie mihi colenda sit et tractanda, ne, si quid depromo cumque omnibus communico, suspicetur quisquam me ex Imperatoris Apothecis sumpsisse etc. [. ]74 (If His Majesty had graciously settled the business with me, as he has frequently told and wished for the last three years and on other occasions, I would have taken on me the special responsibility for the Imperial Library.

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