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CYNTHIA M. PYLE
INTELLECTUAL AND CULTURAL HISTORIAN
Co-Chair, Columbia University Seminar in the Renaissance
Ph.D. (Columbia University)
FAAR 1978
NSF Individual Grant 1989
CASVA iii-iv2001
NIAS 2002-2003



PUBLICATIONS
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BOOKS:

(1984a) 
DAS TIERBUCH DES PETRUS CANDIDUS. CODEX URBINAS LATINUS 276. EINE EINFÜHRUNG
.  213 pages.  31 illustrations. 

            Tr. T. Honref, J. Schlechta.     Zurich, Belser Verlag, 1984.  (Codices e Vaticanis
             Selecti, LX.)
            Boxed with Facsimile of MS (III + 232 folios, 500 tempera illustrations).
            Prize, Frankfurt Book Fair, 1984.
            Proofs corrected by author.

(1985a)
    
        Italian translation: Pier Candido Decembrio, Il libro degli animali.
            Volume di commento all’edizione in facsimile del codice Urb. lat. 276
             di Cynthia M. Pyle.  Tr. C. Muschio. 
            Milan, Jaca Book Codici, 1985.
            Not corrected by author.

(1985b)
            Spanish translation: Cynthia M. Pyle, Libro de los Animales de Pier Candido
            Decembrio.
            Volumen de comentario al facsimil del codice Urbinas Latinus 276.
 
             Tr. E. Pato, J. L. Albizu. 
            Madrid, Ediciones Encuentro.
            Not corrected by author.

(1997a)
MILAN AND LOMBARDY IN THE RENAISSANCE: ESSAYS IN CULTURAL HISTORY.  247 pages.  12 illustrations. 
            Rome, La Fenice, 1997.   (Istituto di Filologia Moderna, Università di Parma:
             Testi e Studi, Nuova Serie:  Studi 1.)
            Series founded by Franca Brambilla Ageno.

EDITED BOOK:

M. D. Feld, PRINTING AND HUMANISM IN RENAISSANCE ITALY: ESSAYS ON THE REVIVAL OF THE PAGAN GODS
              Essays originally published in the Harvard Library Bulletin, and in a Festschrift for C. H. Smyth, between 1978 and
1988.
              Introduction and Annotations by C. M. Pyle.
  Preface by Marino Zorzi, former director of the Biblioteca Marciana, Venice.
              With an Essay by Giuseppe Lombardi (Appendix II), transl. C. M. Pyle.
              Rome, Roma nel Rinascimento, 2015.


BOOKS IN PROCESS:

THE DEVELOPMENT OF SCIENTIFIC METHODOLOGIES IN THE 15th AND EARLY 16th CENTURIES.

HISTORY AS SCIENCE: A DIFFERENT READING


ARTICLES:

(1963) “Binaural Interaction in Single Units of the Accessory Superior Olivary Nucleus in
                   Cat,”
                  Quarterly Progress Report, Research Laboratory of Electronics, M.I.T., 68
                    (1/15/63), 207-218.  
                  (2nd author, with J. Hall). 
                  http://dspace.mit.edu/bitstream/handle/1721.1/53835/RLE_QPR_068_XXIII.pdf?sequence=1

(1980a) “Le thème d’Orphée dans les oeuvres latines d’Ange Politien,”
                  Bulletin de l’Association Guillaume Budé, XXXIX, 408-419.

(1980b) “Towards Vernacular Comedy: Gaspare Visconti’s Pasithea,”
                  Il teatro italiano del Rinascimento (Acts of the Congress: Renaissance Theater in
                   Northern Italy:
                  The Court and the City 1400-1600; New York, November, 1978). Milan, Edizioni
                   di Comunità, 349-360.
                  Revised in: Milan and Lombardy in the Renaissance, above, Ch. VIII.

(1981) “Il tema di Orfeo, la musica e le favole mitologiche del tardo Quattrocento,”
                  Ecumenismo della cultura, II. Atti del XIII Convegno Internazionale di Studi
                   Umanistici (Montepulciano, 1976).
                  Florence, Olschki, 121-139.

(1984b) “Pier Candido Decembrio and Rome” (Paleographical and Codicological study),
                  Umanesimo a Roma nel Quattrocento (Acts of the Congress, New York,
                   December, 1981).
                  Rome, Istituto di Studi Romani, 295-307. 
                  Revised in Milan and Lombardy in the Renaissance, above, Ch. II.

(1987) “Neoplatonic Currents and Gaspare Visconti’s Fragmentum (MS Triv. 1093),”
                  Supplementum Festivum. Studies in Honor of Paul Oskar Kristeller,
                  Binghamton, N. Y., Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Studies, 457-467. 
                  Revised in Milan and Lombardy in the Renaissance, above, Ch. V.

(1988) “Harvard MS Richardson 23: A ‘Pendant’ to Vatican MS Urb. lat. 276 and a
                   Significant Exemplar for P. C. Decembrio’s Opuscula Historica,”
                  Scriptorium, XLII, 2, 191-198. 
                  Revised in Milan and Lombardy in the Renaissance, above, Ch. III.

(1991a) “Per la biografia di Baldassare Taccone.  Con un appendice di documenti nuovi,”
                  Archivio storico lombardo, CXVII, 391-413. 
                  Revised in Milan and Lombardy in the Renaissance, above, Ch. VI.

(1991b) “Renaissance Humanism and Science,”   Res publica litterarum, XIV, 197-202.
                  Also published in: Studi umanistici Piceni, XI, 197-202.

(1991c) “L’entrée de Charles VIII dans Paris (1484) racontée par Baccio Ugolini à
                  Lorenzo di Pierfrancesco de’ Medici,” 
                  Bibliothèque d’Humanisme et Renaissance, LIII, 727-734.

(1993a) “Per un’iconologia dello spettacolo: Dalle nozze sforzesche del 1489 alle favole
                    mitologiche,” 
                  Acts of the Conference: “Metodologia della Ricerca. Orientamenti attuali. 
                   Congresso Internazionale in onore di Eugenio Battisti,” (Milan, 27-31 May, 1991),
                  Arte lombarda, 105-107, 84-87.  
                  Expanded and revised in Milan and Lombardy in the Renaissance, above, Ch. IX.

(1993b) “Una relazione sconosciuta delle nozze di Isabella d’Aragona con Giangaleazzo
                  Sforza nel febbraio 1489: Giovanni II Tolentino a Baldassare Taccone,”
                 Libri & documenti, XVIII, 3, 20-26. 
                   Revised in Milan and Lombardy in the Renaissance, above, Ch. VII.

(1993c) “Towards the Biography of Gaspar Ambrogio Visconti” (with a new document and
                  an Appendix of contemporary namesakes),
                 Bibliothèque d’Humanisme et Renaissance, LV, 565-582.  
                  Revised in Milan and Lombardy in the Renaissance, above, Ch. IV.

(1994) “Some Late Sixteenth-Century Depictions of the Aurochs (Bos primigenius Bojanus,
                extinct 1627): New Evidence from Vatican MS Urb. lat. 276,”
              Archives of Natural History, 21, 275-288.

(1995) “Update to ‘Some Late Sixteenth-Century Depictions of the Aurochs (Bos
                primigenius Bojanus, extinct 1627): New Evidence from Vatican MS Urb. lat. 276’,”
               Archives of Natural History, 22, 437-438.

(1996a) “The Art and Science of Renaissance Natural History: Thomas of Cantimpré,
                  Pier Candido Decembrio, Conrad Gessner and Teodoro Ghisi in Vatican Library
                  MS Urb. lat. 276,”
                 Viator, 27, 265-321.

(1996b) “Historical and Philological Method in Angelo Poliziano and Method in Science:
                  Practice and Theory,”
                   Poliziano nel suo tempo. Atti del VIo Convegno Internazionale  (Chianciano -
                    Montepulciano, Italy, 18-21 July, 1994), Florence, Cesati, 371-386.

(1997b) “Philosophy and Culture: The Two Philosophers and Related Themes in Milan and
                  Europe around 1500,”
                 Intellectual News (The International Society for Intellectual History, London), 2,
                  11-17.

(2000a) “Conrad Gessner on the Spelling of his Name,”
                  Archives of Natural History, 27, 175-186.

(2000b) “Art as Science: Scientific Illustration, 1490-1670, in Drawing, Woodcut and
                   Copper Plate.”
                  Endeavour, 24, 69-75.
                     http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10969482
                http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0160932799012624 

(2000c) “Milan and Lombardy in the Renaissance: A Reply,”
                  Bibliothèque d’Humanisme et Renaissance, LXII, 229-231.

(2000d) “Text as Body / Body as Text: The Humanists’ Approach to the World Around
                  Them and the Development of Science.”
                 Intellectual News, 8, 7-14.

(2001) “Art as Science in Joris Hoefnagel and Teodoro Ghisi,”
                 Center 21. Record of Activities and Research Reports, June 2000-May 2001,
                 Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, National Gallery of Art, Washington,
                  112-114.

(2006) “The Renaissance Rediscovery of the Classical Approaches to the World: Reflections
                 on History and Science, Then and Now,”
               Building the Past / Konstruktion der eigenen Vergangenheit, eds. R. Suntrup, J. R.
                Veenstra, Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, New York, etc., Peter Lang,  3-31.
                (Medieval to Early Modern Culture, 7 / Kultureller Wandel vom Mittelalter zur
                  Frühen Neuzeit, 7; Dir. M. Gosman, V. Honemann)

(2008) “The Two Cultures and Renaissance Humanism,”
               Interdisciplinary Science Reviews, 33, 2, June 2008, 121-133.   
                http://www.scribd.com/doc/68093953/The-Two-Cultures-and-Renaissance-Humanism 

(2010a) “Bridging the Gap: A Different View of Renaissance Humanism and Science,” 
                The Making of the Humanities. Vol. I: The Humanities in Early Modern Europe,
                 eds. R. Bod, J. Maat, T. Weststeijn, Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press,
                 39-57.  
                  (Acts of the Conference “The Making of the Humanities,” Amsterdam, October,
                  2008).
                    http://dare.uva.nl/document/210417

(2010b) “History and Science: The Question Revisited with Reference to the Life Sciences
                  and Renaissance Humanism,”
                 Intellectual News, 16, 119-128.  
                  (Paper delivered at the conference, "Models of Intellectual History," 
                   International Society for Intellectual History, London, April, 2007).

(2015/2016) "Scientific and Applied Renaissance Humanism,"

                  Studies in Intellectual Historiography. Festschrift for Constance Blackwell,

                   eds. P. R. Blum, N. Struever,

                  Intellectual History Review, 26 (2016),

                     (Presented at the Conference, "The Making of the Humanities, IV," Rome, 16-18

                      October, 2014; at the Warburg Institute, London, 17 December, 2014, and at

                     "Scientiae," Toronto, 26-29 May, 2015.)


(Forthcoming) "Storia come scienza: Un altro modo di vedere la questione, applicato alla

                  cultura ed all'umanesimo milaneses e lombarda." (Talk given at the Primo

                  Convegno Internazionale di Storia e Storiografia dell'Arte del Rinascimento a

                  Milano e in Lombardia, Veneranda Biblioteca Ambrosiana e Fondazione Trivulzio,

                  9-10 June, 2015.)


(Forthcoming) "The Role of Libraries in the Making of the Humanities,"

                     (Presented at the Conference, "The Making of the Humanities, V," Johns Hopkins University,

                      Baltimore, 5-7 October, 2016.)


DICTIONARY AND ENCYCLOPEDIA ARTICLES:

(1996c) “Teodoro Ghisi,” in The Dictionary of Art, ed. Jane Shoaf Turner, London,
                  Macmillan, 12, 558.

(1996d) “Paul Oskar Kristeller,” in  Dictionary of Art, ed. Jane Shoaf Turner, London,
                  Macmillan, 18, 459.

(2000e) “Teodoro Ghisi,” Revised in The Encyclopedia of Italian Renaissance and
                  Mannerist Art, London, Macmillan.; New York, Grove's Dictionaries.

(2000f) “Conrad Gessner,” in Encyclopedia of the Scientific Revolution from Copernicus to
                  Newton, ed. Wilbur Applebaum, New York, Garland, 265-266.

(2000g) “Zoology,” in Encyclopedia of the Scientific Revolution from Copernicus to
                  Newton, ed. Wilbur Applebaum, New York, Garland, 695-698.

(2004) “Conrad Gessner” in Europe 1450-1789: Encyclopedia of the Early Modern World,
                    ed. Jonathan Dewald, Charles Scribner’s Sons, New York.
                     http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1G2-3404900453.html

(2005a) “Thomas of Cantimpré,” in Medieval Science, Technology and Medicine: An
                 Encyclopedia, eds. T. Glick, S. J. Livesey, F. Wallis.  New York and London,
                 Routledge, 476-478.  
                 (Routledge Encyclopedias of the Middle Ages, 11.)

(2011) Paul Oskar Kristeller, Revised in: The Grove Encyclopedia of American Art, 5 vols.,
               ed. Joan Marter, New York, Oxford University Press, 2011.


BOOK REVIEWS:

(1993d) Colin Eisler, Dürer’s Animals, Washington and London, Smithsonian Institution
                  Press, 1991.
                  Isis, 84, 976-977.

(2000h) Albertus Magnus, On Animals. A Medieval Summa Zoologica, tr. & annot. by K. F.
                  Kitchell, Jr. and I. M. Resnick, 2 vols.  Baltimore and London, The Johns Hopkins
                  University Press, 1999.  
                  Short review in Nature, 404, 544-545.

(2000i) Albertus Magnus, On Animals. A Medieval Summa Zoologica, tr. & annot. by K. F.
                  Kitchell, Jr. and I. M. Resnick, 2 vols.  Baltimore and London, The Johns Hopkins
                  University Press, 1999.  Pp. xlii + 1827; 31 Figures; occasional marginal
                  illustrations.  
                  Full review in Memini, 4, 183-186.

(2005b) Pinero, Jose M., Los Animales en la Ciencia y la Vida Humana: Ilustraciones
                 Zoologicas de un Milenio (siglos XI-XX) 316 pp., illus., index.  Valencia:
                 Fundación Bancaja Publishing, 2001.  
                 Isis, 96, 317.

(2005c) Antonino Poppi, Ricerche sulla teologia e la scienze nella Scuola padovana del
                 Cinque e Seicento, Soveria Mannelli, Rubbettino, 2001.  
                 Bibliothèque d’Humanisme et Renaissance, LXVII, .

(Forthcoming) Zoology in Early Modern Culture: Intersections of Science, Theology, Philology,
                   and Political and Religious Education
, edited by Karl A. E. Enenkel and Paul J. Smith
.
                   Leiden, 2014.
                   Renaissance Quarterly

REVIEW OF CONFERENCE:

(2002) “Creativity: The Sketch in Art and Science.” Center for Advanced Study in the Visual
                  Arts, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. and Insitute for Advanced Study,
                  Princeton, N.J., May 23-25, 2001.  
                  Intellectual News, 10, 105-108.