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Select BibliographyThe existing literature on Italian popular prints of this sort concentrates on Northern Italian cities and towns, so the Newberry collection offers an unusual new set of primary sources. The following secondary sources in English offer context but do not for the most part rely on the evidence in this collection.
Bell, Rudolph M. How To Do It: Guides to Good Living for Renaissance Italians. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1999. View catalog record
Burke, Peter. Popular Culture in Early Modern Europe. New York: New York University Press, 1978. View catalog record
Grendler, Paul F. “Form and Function in Italian Renaissance Popular Books,” Renaissance Quarterly 46 (1993), 451-484. View catalog record
Houston, R.A. Literacy in Early Modern Europe: Culture and Education, 1500-1800. 2nd ed. Harklow: Pearson Education, 2002. View catalog record
Niccoli, Ottavia. “Italy,” in The Oxford History of Popular Print Culture, ed. by J. Raymond. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011.
Nussdorfer, Laurie. Civic Politics in the Rome of Urban VIII. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1992.
Richardson, Brian. Print Culture in Renaissance Italy. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 2004. View catalog record
Salzberg, Rosa. Ephemeral City. Cheap Print and Urban Culture in Renaissance Venice. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2014. View catalog record
Stevens, Kevin M. and Paul F. Gehl. “The Eye of Commerce: Visual Literacy Among the Makers of Books in Italy.” The Art Market in Italy: 15th-17th Centuries. Edited by Marcello Fantoni, Louisa C. Matthew, and Sara F. Matthews-Grieco. Modena: F.C. Panini, 2003, 273-287. View catalog record
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