In the Footsteps of the Ancients: The Origins of Humanism from Lovato to Bruni

In the Footsteps of the Ancients: The Origins of Humanism from Lovato to Bruni

Ronald G. Witt


This monograph demonstrates why humanism started in Italy within the mid-thirteenth century. It considers Petrarch a 3rd iteration humanist, who christianized a mundane stream. The research strains the start of humanism in poetry and its sluggish penetration of different Latin literary genres, and, via stylistic analyses of texts, the level to which imitation of the ancients produced alterations in cognition and visible conception. the quantity strains the hyperlink among vernacular translations and the emergence of Florence because the chief of Latin humanism by way of 1400 and why, restricted to an elite within the fourteenth century, humanism turned a big academic move within the first many years of the 15th. It revises our perception of the connection of Italian humanism to French twelfth-century humanism and of the nature of early Italian humanism itself. This book has additionally been released in hardback, please click on right here for information.

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