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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Jonson, Ben

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Author(s): Kuhn-Chen, Barbara (Frankfurt am Main)
A. LifeBen J. was an English dramatist and poet, and besides Shakespeare (see below C.) the most important author of the English Renaissance. Born Benjamin J. on June 11(?) 1572 at Westminster in London, he died there on August 6, 1637. He was the son of a Protestant cleric who died before J. was born. J. attended Westminster School in London, studying there with the antiquarian and historian William Camden. He trained as a mason with his stepfather, as a soldier in Flanders, and as an actor and …
Date: 2016-11-24