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Published by F.S. Crofts & Co. in New York .
Written in English


  • Humanism,
  • Renaissance -- Italy,
  • Renaissance -- Sources,
  • Latin literature -- Translations into English

Book details:

Edition Notes

Other titlesItalian humanism
Statementby Ferdinand Schevill ..
SeriesLandmarks in history
LC ClassificationsPN731 .S4
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 88 p.
Number of Pages88
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22841135M
LC Control Number28-29739

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The first century of Italian humanism. [Ferdinand Schevill] Book: All Authors / Contributors: Ferdinand Schevill. Add tags for "The first century of Italian humanism". Be the first. Similar Items. Related Subjects: (11) Humanism. Renaissance -- Italy. Renaissance -- Sources. The Middle Age, which lies behind the first century of humanism and leads up to it, is still sometimes spoken of as if it had been, exceptionally, a period of cultural stagnation. This is of course absurd, for if its very leisurely unfolding may look like stagnation when compared with, say, the uniquely accelerated movement. The first century of Italian humanism by Ferdinand Schevill Published by F.S. Crofts & Co. in New : Genre/Form: Sources Translations into English Translations: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Schevill, Ferdinand, First century of Italian humanism.

Genre/Form: Sources Translations: Additional Physical Format: Print version: Schevill, Ferdinand, First century of Italian humanism. New York, F.S. Crofts. The achievements of Alberti, Federico, and the Medici up to Lorenzo may be seen as the effective culmination of Italian humanism—the ultimate realization of its motives and principles. At the same time that these goals were being achieved, however, the movement was beginning to suffer bifurcation and dilution. Contact between Geoffrey Chaucer and the Italian humanists Petrarch or Boccaccio has been proposed by scholars for centuries. More recent scholarship tends to discount these earlier speculations because of lack of evidence. As Leonard Koff remarks, the story of their meeting is "a 'tydying' worthy of Chaucer himself". Cicero, one of the great Roman humanists, states in the De officiis (On Moral Duties) that men are set apart by reason and speech, which enable them to live together in society. Renaissance humanism, following the ancient tradition, was largely .

Humanism and the Humanities in the Twenty-first Century. William S. Haney, Peter 1 Review. The book raises questions about the underlying paradigms of contemporary learning and social thinking, including the nature of consciousness and the mind, the purpose and conduct of eduation, the role of science and scientific methodologies, the place 5/5(1). Italian humanism. The notion that ancient wisdom and eloquence lay slumbering in the Dark Ages until awakened in the Renaissance was the creation of the Renaissance itself. This important study takes a new approach to understanding Italian Renaissance humanism, one of the most important cultural movements in Western history. Through a series of close textual studies, Patrick Baker explores the meaning that Italian Renaissance humanism had for an essential but neglected group: the humanists by: 3.   In sum, this book offers much valuable information about late medieval Italian Latin education () while leaving the received picture of Renaissance Latin education, especially in the second half of the fifteenth century, changed only in that some medieval texts had a longer afterlife than previously noticed.