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The most popular work of the Italian humanist Polydore Vergil (1470-1555), On Discovery ( De inventoribus rerum, 1499), was the first comprehensive account of discoveries and inventions written since antiquity. It became a key reference for anyone who wanted to know about "firsts" in theology, philosophy, science, technology, literature, language, law, material culture, and other fields. This is the first English translation of a critical edition based on the Latin texts published in Polydore Vergil's lifetime.

On Discovery 2002, Harvard University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780674007895

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