Anders Toftgaard

Anders Toftgaard
Kongelige Bibliotek · Manuscripts and rare books

Senior Researcher, PhD


How we measure 'reads'
A 'read' is counted each time someone views a publication summary (such as the title, abstract, and list of authors), clicks on a figure, or views or downloads the full-text. Learn more
Additional affiliations
February 2010 - December 2015
Kongelige Bibliotek
  • Researcher


Publications (14)
Anders Toftgaard: Mapping a collection. What the catalogue records can tell us about Otto Thott’s manuscript collection and about manuscript cataloguing. This article deals with the manuscript collection of Count Otto Thott (1703-1785) and with manuscript cataloguing. Otto Thott was the single greatest private book collector in the history of Denma...
Dette er et online særnummer. Ordet mazarinader er et paraplybegreb, der dækker de politiske pamfletter, der blev udgivet i Frankrig under (og vedrørende) Fronden, 1648-1653, de uroligheder, der brød ud, da Ludvig 14. (født 1638) var barn, og Jules Mazarin, som var ansvarlig ansvaret for den unge konges opdragelse, regerede som førsteminister samme...
Anders Toftgaard: “Perhaps even this distress it will some day be a joy to recall”. On Giacomo Castelvetro’s manuscripts in The Royal Library, Copenhagen. In exile from his beloved Modena, Giacomo Castelvetro (1546–1616) travelled in a Europe marked by Reformation, counter-Reformation and wars of religion. He transmitted the best of Italian Renaiss...
Alla fine del Cinquecento i nobili danesi che avevano appreso l’italiano in Italia erano numerosi, tanto che si potrebbe parlare di un orientamento "italianista" vigente nella corte di Cristiano IV di Danimarca (1577-1648, re minore 1588 e coronato nel 1596). A parte il ruolo svolto dai viaggi di formazione nelle città universitarie del Nord Italia...
Amongst speaking statues and admonishing ghosts. Mazarinades in the collections of The Royal Library Mazarinade is a term for political writings published in different forms in France during (and related to) the Fronde (1648–1653). The Fronde was a series of civil wars that first broke out when Louis XIV (born 1638) was still a child, and Mazarin w...
Full-text available
Noting that both the earliest readers of Montaigne’s Essais and their modern counterparts have likened them to a dialogue with a friend, this article seeks to explore the work’s dialogic characteristics. The humanist dialogue is an obvious precursor to the Essais , and even though Montaigne voiced dissatisfaction with Plato’s dialogues, he aspired...