Vol. 11 No. 2 (2020)

From an epistolary Corpus to a Networking of References

Annarita Liburdi
Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche - Istituto per il lessico intellettuale europeo e storia delle idee

Published 2020-05-15


  • Epistolario,
  • Edizione digitale,
  • Archivio digitale

How to Cite

Liburdi, Annarita. 2020. “From an Epistolary Corpus to a Networking of References”. JLIS.It 11 (2):157-67. https://doi.org/10.4403/jlis.it-12626.


The article introduces the complete digital edition of Tommaso Campanella’s letters. It is a transcription of the full corpus of 172 letters written by Campanella in the years 1591-1639. This work is built on the print collection edited by Germana Ernst and published in 2010 by Olschki. Beyond metadata, an asset in themselves, each letter is enriched by information about the manuscript source (including the archive or the library holding it), the various editions, and a brief summary. The collection offers a detailed and comprehensive vision of the harsh conditions Campanella had to live through during the trials and the long years of imprisonment, at the same time showing, first-hand, the philosophical and theological discussions he had with learned of his time. In order to enhance this intellectual network, the opportunity of including the collection within the great Italian and European epistolary projects has been explored.


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