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Leopold Von Ranke, His Library, And The Shaping Of Historical Evidence, Edward Muir Apr 1987

Leopold Von Ranke, His Library, And The Shaping Of Historical Evidence, Edward Muir

The Courier

This article describes the life and collection of the famous historian Leopold von Ranke, whose collection is now housed in the Syracuse University Special Collections. Von Ranke was instrumental in developing what he saw as the most objective form of history possible, adhering to primary sources and straying from moral judgments. The thousands of documents that make up the Ranke Library are an invaluable source for the study of history.


Ranke And The Venetian Document Market, Ugo Tucci Apr 1987

Ranke And The Venetian Document Market, Ugo Tucci

The Courier

This article discusses Leopold von Ranke, the seminal historian, specifically his times in Venice, where he developed his thorough objective historical method, under the influence of Venetian ambassadorial writings, or relazioni. He was also in the perfect situation to amass an impressive manuscript and rare book collection, as the Republic was falling at the time, and entire library and art collections were being liquidated. His vast collection is now part of the Syracuse University's Special Collections.


Ranke's Favorite Source: The Relazioni Of The Venetian Ambassadors, Gino Benzoni Apr 1987

Ranke's Favorite Source: The Relazioni Of The Venetian Ambassadors, Gino Benzoni

The Courier

This article describes how certain administrative documents written in Venice during the Holy Roman Empire, dubbed relazioni, had a profound effect on the famous historian Leopold von Ranke, and the development of his extremely objective historiography. Von Ranke collected many of these relazioni, and they can be found in the Ranke Library at Syracuse University.


Catalogue Of Seventeenth-Century Books In Science Held By The George Arents Research Library, Eileen Snyder Oct 1984

Catalogue Of Seventeenth-Century Books In Science Held By The George Arents Research Library, Eileen Snyder

The Courier

This article serves as a bibliography for the scientific books, mainly from the seventeenth century, that are housed in the Syracuse University Special Collections. They draw from three main collections: the Muckenhoupt Collection, the Wolff-Leavenworth Collection, and the Leopold von Ranke library. The books are written by scientific pioneers such as Copernicus, Newton, Benjamin Franklin, and many others.


Dryden's Virgil: Some Special Aspects Of The First Folio Edition, Arthur W. Hoffman Oct 1984

Dryden's Virgil: Some Special Aspects Of The First Folio Edition, Arthur W. Hoffman

The Courier

This article relates the history of John Dryden's translation of Vergil's Aeneid, a first folio edition of which is located at Syracuse University Special Collections. Dryden's translation, written in seventeenth century England, reflected the tense polticial environment of the times, and competed with several translations from other writers.


The Greatest Invention Since The Wheel, Richard G. Underwood Apr 1974

The Greatest Invention Since The Wheel, Richard G. Underwood

The Courier

As part of a talk given by Mr. Underwood on behalf of the Syracuse Library Associates, this article gives a fascinating insight into the history of texts, focusing mostly on Medieval Ireland, instead of the more obvious Germany. Underwood argues that the lessons learned from the history of books isn't merely for antiquarians, but vital to proper intellectual stimulation, which modern technology can only supplement, not supplant.