Porreca (2022 Congress)

David Porreca
(University of Waterloo)

“Marsilio Ficino, Printers, and Human Error:
The Origins of Good Standards”

Abstract of Response
57th International Congress on Medieval Studies
(Online, 2022)

Session on
“Pressing Politics:
Interactions between Authors and Printers
in the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries”

Sponsored by the Research Group on Manuscript Evidence

Organized by David Porreca and Linde M. Brocato
2022 International Congress on Medieval Studies Program



This Response will offer reflections upon the Papers in the Session, add observations about related Work-in-Progress, and lead into the Questions & Answer portion of the Session, with scope for discussion.

An update here might offer details as they emerge from note-taking in the course of the Session.


Marsilio Ficino

Colored Illustration of Marsilio Ficino Teaching, in M. Ficinus, “Medicinarius: Das Buch der Gesundheit” (Strasbourg : J. Grueninger, 1509). Image via Wikimedia Commons; source: https://catalogue.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/cb41910792s.