Detail View: CARY GRAPHIC ARTS COLLECTION: De Civitate Dei

Filename: 
cc_csc0144_pannartz_2623.tif
Identifier: 
cc_csc0144_pannartz_2623.tif
Title: 
De Civitate Dei
Creator: 
Sweinheim, Konrad, -1477
Creator: 
Pannartz, Arnold, -approximately 1478
Creator: 
Augustine, of Hippo, Saint, 354-430
Subject: 
Incunabula - Europe
Subject: 
Books - History
Subject: 
Church history
Subject: 
Type and type-founding - History
Subject: 
Printing - History
Summary: 
Folio leaf is an early example of printing from metal types, outside of Germany, where their process of manufacture was invented by Johann Gutenberg, ca. 1455. The text shows old style roman characters with hand-written initial letters. "St. Augustine (b. 354, d. 430) composed De civitate Dei (The City of God) in response to an attack on Rome by the Visigoth king Alaric I (r. 395–410) in 410. Roman pagans blamed the invasion on the Christian religion, protesting that the ancient gods refused to protect the city out of anger at the adoption of Christianity as the official religion of the Roman Empire in 381. St. Augustine’s text addressed the action of God in the world and in human history, and his collective writings laid the foundation for much of medieval Christian thought." -The British Library
Publisher: 
Konrad Sweynheym and Arnold Pannartz
Digital Publisher: 
Rochester Institute of Technology - RIT Libraries - Cary Graphic Arts Collection
Date of Original: 
1467
Date of Digitization: 
2020
Broad Type: 
still image
Specific Type: 
book
Digital File Format: 
jpeg
Physical Format: 
leaf
Dimensions of Original: 
39.4 x 28.3 cm
Language: 
Latin
Original Item Location: 
CARCSC.0144
Library Collection: 
Stephen O. Saxe Collection
Digital Project: 
2020_0041_incunabula
Place: 
Italy - Subiaco
Rights: 
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