Relational Mediterranean manages interactive websites that focus on the relationship between people, texts, and interpretations. It handles the storage of information, analyzes collected data, and provides statistics and visualizations through targeted queries. The software was developed in conjunction with the portal booksimotion.it / diasporicrenaissance.com - Texts, Books, and Translations of the Early Modern Mediterranean Diasporas. The portal fully relies on Relational Mediterranean software and was published in Pisa on June 19, 2023. The uniqueness of Relational Mediterranean lies in its ability to effectively tackle the challenges presented by sources related to the early modern Mediterranean diasporas. The software enables the establishment of methodologically sound connections between entities that are typically considered separately, such as individuals, travel routes, philosophical arguments, literary and scientific works, book copies or manuscripts, marginal comments, and censorship reports. This framework allows for the creation of a geographical map that portrays the reception and interpretation of books, people, and ideas circulating within the early modern Mediterranean diasporas. Additionally, it facilitates the discovery of connections that would be difficult to comprehend through traditional data analysis.
Sebastiani, D. (2023). Relational Mediterranean for Books in Motion / Diasporic Renaissance.