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Jodocus Badius Ascensius: Commentary, Commerce and Print in the Renaissance

Paul White


Jodocus Badius Ascensius (1462-1535), also known as Josse Bade, was a scholar and printer who played a central role in the flourishing of humanism and print culture in the French Renaissance. In a career spanning four decades, he was involved with the print publication of something approaching one thousand editions. He was known for the ‘familiar’ commentaries he wrote and published as introductions to the major authors of Latin (and less frequently, Greek) antiquity, as well as on texts by medieval and contemporary authors. His commentaries and prefaces document the early stages of French hum ... More

Keywords: Jodocus Badius Ascensius, Josse Bade, Humanism, French Renaissance, Printing, Commentaries, Latin, Classical texts, Pedagogy, Knowledge economy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780197265543
Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2015 DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197265543.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Paul White, author
Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge