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[The importance of Italian academies in the history of Italian literature and society has gone from idealized descriptions in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, to drastic criticism, and later a reassessment of their importance. This is a fraction of the Italian and European cultural...
[The interpretation of the Italian academic movement has witnessed enthusiastic approaches that saw in the movement the exaltation of ways of learning through participation in circles that were independent of public universities, as was the case with Bargagli, Guazzo, and Patrizi.2 Later on, the...
[One of the questions arising from research on Italian academies concerns the relationships between the academies, royal courts, universities, and political power. Here I mention briefly the case of Bologna, which is relevant to my point that networking practices guaranteed a continuity of...
[Now that I have investigated the circulation of knowledge within one city, I want to illustrate examples of the circulation of knowledge between academies in two different cities, Venice and Bologna, and then from the northern to the southern peninsula. Traditionally, the example of...
[Scholarship about the social and intellectual phenomenon defined as République des lettres,1 or Republic of Letters, has neglected the importance of the Italian academic movement as a predecessor of the phenomenon. In my view, we should not see the two as separate movements. Instead, we should...
[I divide my conclusion into two parts: The first part concerns the overall idea behind this book and its individual chapters. The second part concerns future plans on how to use the Italian Academies Database (IAD) for further research inspired by the methodology that is being developed in the...
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