Renaissance humanism
Humanism is the resurgent study of classical antiquity, at first in Italy, and then spreading across Western Europe in the 14th, 15th and 16th centuries.The terms Renaissance (rinascimento "rebirth") ...
Ars historica
Ars Historica was a genre of humanist historiography in the later Renaissance. It produced a small library of treatises underscoring the stylistic aspects of writing history as a work of art, but al...
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Giordano Bruno and the Hermetic Tradition
Giordano Bruno and the Hermetic Tradition is a 1964 non-fiction book by British historian Frances A. Yates. The book delves into the history of Hermeticism and its influence upon Renaissance philosop...
Johannes Sleidanus
Johannes Sleidanus or Sleidan (1506 – 31 October 1556) was a Luxembourgeois historian and annalist of the Reformation.
He was born at Schleiden, then part of the duchy of Luxembourg, an element of...
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Humanism in France
Humanism in France found its way from Italy, but did not become a distinct movement until the 16th century was well on its way.On the completion of the Hundred Years' War between France and England, t...
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Christiern Pedersen
Christiern Pedersen (c. 1480 – 16 January 1554) was a Danish canon, humanist scholar, writer, printer and publisher.
Christiern Pedersen was born in Helsingør, Denmark. He was schooled in R...
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New Learning
In the history of ideas the New Learning in Europe is a term for Renaissance humanism, developed in the later fifteenth century. Newly retrieved classical texts sparked philological study of a refined...
Platonic Academy (Florence)
The Platonic Academy (also known as the Florentine Academy) was a 15th-century discussion group in Florence, Italy. It was founded after Gemistus Pletho reintroduced Plato's thoughts to Western Europe...
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Transmission of the Classics
The introduction of Greek philosophy and science into the culture of the Latin West in the Middle Ages was an event that transformed the intellectual life of Western Europe. It consisted of the discov...
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Johannes Bertelius
Johannes Bertelius [also Jean Bertels] (1544 – June 19, 1607), abbot of Echternach and writer of a history of Luxembourg, was born in Leuven.After obtaining a degree in philosophy at the Pedagog...
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Renaissance humanism in Northern Europe
Renaissance Humanism came much later to Germany and Northern Europe in general than to Italy, and when it did, it encountered some resistance from the scholastic theology which reigned at the universi...
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Artis Historicae Penus
Artis Historicae Penus ("Treasury of the Art of History", 1579) is a compilation of 18 ars historica works brought out in 1579 by the late Renaissance Basel printer Pietro Perna. This compendium in oc...
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Editio princeps
In classical scholarship, editio princeps (plural: editiones principes) is a term of art. It means, roughly, the first printed edition of a work that previously had existed only in manuscripts, which ...
Bernat Metge
Bernat Metge ([bərˈnat ˈmedʒə]) (c. 1340 – 1413) was a Catalan humanist, best known as the author of Lo Somni (c. 1399).He held a position at the court of Joan I of Aragon, and, following some trouble...
History of scholarship
The history of scholarship is the historical study of fields of study which are not covered by the English term "science" (cf., history of science), but are covered by, for example, the German term "W...
Jacques Yver
Jacques Yver, seigneur de la Bigoterie and de Plaisance (c.1548 - 1571/1572) was a French writer of the Renaissance. His posthumous collection of tales mixed with verse, Le Printemps, enjoyed an impo...
De Arte Cabbalistica
De Arte Cabbalistica is a 1517 text by the German Renaissance humanist scholar Johann Reuchlin, which deals with his thoughts on Kabbalah. In it, he puts forward the view that the theosophic philosoph...
Gruffydd Robert
Gruffydd Robert (before 1532 – after 1598) was a Welsh humanist scholar who wrote a pioneering Welsh grammar, in Welsh, while in enforced exile with his colleague and fellow-writer Morys Clynnog in Mi...
Pierre Boaistuau
Pierre Boaistuau, also known as Pierre Launay or Sieur de Launay (c. 1517, Nantes - 1566, Paris) was a French humanist writer.
Boaistuau was born in Nantes and later studied civil and canon law i...
Humanist Library of Sélestat
The Humanist Library in Sélestat is one of the most important cultural treasures of Alsace, France. According to a traditional saying, Alsace has three great treasures: Strasbourg Cathedral, the Isenh...
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