Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 8 : The Reception of Antiquity in Renaissance Humanism

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Edited by : Manfred Landfester

For the thinkers, artists and scholars of the Renaissance, antiquity was a major source of inspiration; it provided renewed modes of scholarship, led to corrections of received doctrine and proved a wellspring of new achievements in almost every area of human life. The 130 articles in this volume cover not only well known figures of the Renaissance such as Copernicus, Dürer, and Erasmus but also overall themes such as architecture, agriculture, economics, philosophy and philology as well as many others.

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Author(s): Landfester, Manfred (Gießen)
A. ConceptUntil the 18th cent., the early modern economy was a househould economy, for which the limited sphere of the household (or house, or family; Greek oíkos, Latin  familia, Italian  famiglia/ casa, French  ménage/ maison, German  Haushalt/ Haus) constituted the fundamental economic unit, self-contained and characterized by subsistence production (unity of production and consumption). This unit was dominated by the personal and hierarchical relations within the household (husband/wife, master/servant, father/child) and by ag…
Date: 2016-11-24


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Author(s): Gruber, Joachim (Erlangen)
A. IntroductionAccording to the Humanist view, E. was a process by which a man was perfected ( perfectio hominis) by the free unfolding of his abilities ( ingenium). This process, through to the Reformation and beyond, was determined by content that was defined in respect of formal, intellectual, aesthetic, and moral goals. Concepts of education depended primarily on a greater reliance on the heritage of Antiquity in order to achieve an intensive appropriation of rediscovered knowledge, but new discoveries of the early mo…
Date: 2016-11-24