A Home of Arts and Muses. The Library of King Matthias Corvinus

A Home of Arts and Muses. The Library of King Matthias Corvinus

A Home of Arts and Muses The Library of King Matthias Corvinus
Edited by Edina Zsupán

Bibliotheca Nationalis Hungariae, Budapest, 2017.
(Supplementum Corvinianum IV, edidit Stephanus Monok)
212 pages
ISBN 978-963-200-675-8

4 950,- Ft

National Széchényi Library, a center of international and Hungarian Corvina research, launched its Supplementum Corvinianum series in 2017 with the purpose of making it the main channel and forum of the most recent results. This decision is explained by the fact that the character of Corvina research requires a variety of aspects, and therefore a coordinated cooperation of the Hungarian and international researchers is needed.

The international conference A Home of Arts and Muses. The Library of King Matthias Corvinus took place in this spirit on 9 October 2015 in the Hungarian pavilion of the Milan Expo. The present volume, the fourth in the Supplementum Corvinianum series and edited by Edina Zsupán, contains the extended and edited version of the papers of this comprehensive and successful conference. The works of Italian and Hungarian Corvina experts, written in English and Italian, are accompanied by an exquisite selection of images.


  • Some words of greeting
  • Foreword
  • László Csorba: Secoli italo-ungheresi: Luci e ombre delle relazioni dei due popoli
  • Marzia Pontone: Collezionismo di Corvine in Casa Trivulzio
  • Laura Paola Gnaccolini: Giovan Pietro Birago a Roma, miniatore per Mattia Corvino
  • Gábor Bolonyai: Poet in the sky – Naldo Naldi’s portrait of the Corvinian Library
  • Edina Zsupán: The Corvina Praise: on the Evolution of a Genre
  • András Németh: Il copista Giovanni Scutariota e la fortuna dei manoscritti greci di Giano Pannonio e Mattia Corvino
  • Árpád Mikó: Le legature in cuoio dorato e la Biblioteca Corviniana a Buda
  • Concetta Bianca: Da Napoli a Buda: i libri di Mattia Corvino
  • Dániel Pócs: The history of a corvina codex Battista Spagnoli Mantovano: Parthenice Mariana

Also in this series:

Ex Bibliotheca Corviniana. Die acht Münchener Handschriften aus dem Besitz von König Matthias Corvinus, hrsg. von Claudia Fabian, Edina Zsupán, Budapest, National Széchényi Library, 2008 (Supplementum Corvinianum I., Bavarica et Hungarica I).

De Bibliotheca Corviniana. Matthias Corvin, les bibliothèques princières et la genèse de l’État modern, publié par Jean-François Maillard, István Monok, Donatella Nebbiai, Budapest, National Széchényi Library, 2009 (Supplementum Corvinianum II).

Corvina Augusta. Die Handschriften des Königs Matthias Corvinus in der Herzog August Bibliothek Wolfenbüttel, Hrsg. von Edina Zsupán unter Mitarbeit von Christian Heitzmann, Budapest, National Széchényi Library, 2014. (Supplementum Corvinianum III).