Bessarion, Orationes et epistolae ad Christianos principes contra Turcos (Orations and letters to Christian princes against the Turks)

Another Vatican Exhibition detail.

Greek and Latin manuscripts of Bessarion relating to Hermes Trismegistus

The Bibliotheca Philosophica Hermetica and the Biblioteca Marciana in Venice will present an exhibition on Hermetism in Venice

31 May to July, 2002. The Catalogue is available . .


Dr. John Monfasani, Byzantine Scholars in Renaissance Italy: Cardinal Bessarion and Other Emigrés: Selected Essays, (Aldershot, Hampshire: Variorum, 1995).

University at Albany History Department Home Page

Pedro Bádenas, The Byzantine Intellectual Elites at the Court of Mehmet Fatih. Adaptation and Identity  CSIC (Madrid, Spain)

Labowsky, Lotte, The Library of Cardinal Bessarion. An edition of the oldest inventories, Sussidi Eruditi, Rome. 

Fabrizio Lollini. Bologna, Ferrara, Cesena. I corali del Bessarione tra circuiti umanistici e percorsi di artisti

in Corali miniati del Quattrocento nella Biblioteca Malatestiana, a cura di P. Lucchi, Milano, Fabbri, 1989, pp. 19-36