This Kind of Thing Utterly Fascinates Me

95503New from Brill

The Italian humanist Giannozzo Manetti (1396-1459) produced the first Latin translation of the Greek New Testament since Jerome’s Vulgate. It predates Erasmus’s Novum Instrumentum by half a century. Written at the Vatican court in the 1450s, it is a unique example of humanist philology applied to the sacred text in the pre-Reformation era. In “Giannozzo Manetti’s New Testament”, Annet den Haan analyzes the Latin text and argues that it was influenced by Valla’s Annotationes. The book also includes the first edition of Manetti’s text.

Isn’t that neat?