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): Kullmann, Thomas (Osnabrück)
A. HistoryO. is the home of one of the two original English universities. Teaching was taking place from the 12th cent. in schools around St. Mary's Church. The first unambiguous reference to the university dates from 1184, and in 1214 its privileges were codified by a papal charta. Those privileges were extended in 1355 after violent confrontations with the urban population [2.65–70]. In the 16th cent., the individual colleges became largely independent entities that decided on their own teaching programmes and (from 1565) admitted their own students. A…
Date: 2016-11-24