Barbanera Almanac of 1762
Documentary heritage submitted for inclusion in the Memory of the World Register in 2012.
The Almanac consists of 356 original exemplars, from 1762 to 1962, making it the most complete collection in the world. It is the most outstanding proof of almanac literature in the forecasting category. This type of literature came into being in Italy in the Middle Ages in the universities and became extremely popular in the second half of the 15th century. The most authoritative and representative heir of this early ancestor is the Barbanera, a symbol of a literary genre which, boasted one of the largest spatial-temporal circulations in the western world from the 18th century.
- Year of submission: 2012
- Country: Italy