Revealing Secrets: Rhetoric and Medicine in the Italian Renaissance Literature (ca. 1550-1600)

01 January 2018 → 31 December 2024
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • Early modern history
    • Early modern literature
    • Literatures in Italian
    • Rhetoric
  • Medical and health sciences
    • History of medicine
Italian Renaissance books of secrets history of medicine rhetoric vernacular literature
Project description

This project aims at studying the rhetorical strategies and the use of vernacular in the 16th century books of secrets, a popular genre of medical Italian literature that spread throughout Europe. The research focuses on the collection of Secreti kept in the Ghent University Library and represents the first step of a broader project pursued by the Promoter.