Ambrogio Leone's De Nola as a Renaissance work: purposes, structure, genre, and sources / Lorenzo Miletti -- Leone's antiquarian method and the reconstruction of ancient Nola / Bianca de Divitiis and Fulvio Lenzo -- The four engravings. between word and image / Fulvio Lenzo -- Architecture and nobility: the descriptions of buildings in the De Nola / Bianca de Divitiis -- Ambrogio Leone and the visual arts / Fernando Loffredo -- A civic duty: the construction of civic memory / Giuliana Vitale -- The elegance of the past: descriptions of rituals, ceremonies and -- Festivals in Nola / Eugenio Imbriani -- A bibliographical note on Ambrogio Leone's De Nola (1514) / Stephen Parkin.
"This volume offers the first multidisciplinary study of the De Nola (Venice 1514), a hitherto underestimated Latin work written by the Nolan humanist and physician Ambrogio Leone. Furnished by four pioneering engravings made with the help of the Venetian artist Girolamo Mocetto, the De Nola is an impressively rich and multifaceted text, which contains an antiquarian (and celebrative) study of the city of Nola, in the Kingdom of Naples. By describing antiquities, inscriptions, buildings, but also social and religious aspects, the De Nola offers a precious insight of a southern Italy centre in the Renaissance, and constitutes a refined example of 16th century antiquarianism. The work is analysed through an interdisciplinary approach, encompassing art and architecture history, antiquarianism, literature, social history, and anthropology"-- Provided by publisher.