Gerard González-Germain’s Book on Vespucci is published
Our former fellow Gerard Germain González who was in Innsbruck from October 2014 to January 2015 has published his edition of Agostino Vespucci’s De situ … Hispaniae libellus. The LBI congratulates!
Agostino Vespucci, A Description of All Spain. De situ, longitudine, forma et divisione totius Hispaniae libellus, critical edition, translation, introduction and notes ed. by Gerard González Germain, Roma, Viella, 2017, pp. VIII + 247.
Agostino Vespucci’s De situ, longitudine, forma et divisione totius Hispaniae libellus is the first antiquarian description of Spain by a Renaissance humanist. Vespucci (born Nettucci) was a follower of Poliziano’s school in Florence and close friend of Machiavelli. This book, Vespucci’s only extant literary work, sheds light not only on his literary activity and his political ideas, but also on the influence that prominent figures of the Italian Humanism, such as Poliziano and Machiavelli, exercised on him.