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

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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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Hutten, Ulrich von

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Author(s): Wyss, Beatrice (Bern)
A. LifeThe German Humanist, poeta laureatus, political activist, publicist and Imperial knight Ulrich von H. was born into a family of knights on April 21, 1488, at Burg Steckelberg south of Fulda. He probably died on August 29, 1523 on the island of Ufenau in Lake Zurich. As the first-born, H.'s predestined path was that of a cleric, and he received a basic education in Latin and church music between 1499 and 1503 at the monastery school of the Benedictine Abbey at Fulda. Years of teaching and journ…
Date: 2016-11-24