Enea Silvio Piccolomini cosmografo:
dalla Germania alla Descrizione
At the crossing point between the cosmographer, the historian and the traveller narrator emerge two books written by Enea Silvio Piccolomini (1405-1464), Pope Pius II: Germania and Historia rerum ubique gestarum. The latter, also known as Cosmographia, remained unfnished and was divided in two diferent parts idealized as pendants: Europa (1458) and Asia (1461). In the frst case, there is a display of the beauties of the cities in Germania, like a narrative that ranges from topographical and geographical descriptions, to the appreciation of the appearance of cities. In the second case, by concentrating on the description of Asia, we will seek to realize as a leading example of the Renaissance humanist cosmographical description, that had among its main objectives to understand the historical boundaries between two worlds: Middle East and Latin Christianity.