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) | Beer, Susanna de (Leiden)
A. Historical place A.1. Curia and Papal StatesWhen the papal Curia moved from R. to Avignon (1303–1378), the Papal States in Italy, the Patrimonium Petri, dissolved into political anarchy. The city of R., as the centre of the state, was particularly affected. Not only did it lose its economic basis, it suffered a power vacuum, which patrician clans sought to fill as they vied for political and commercial influence. Nor did this situation change during the Great Western Schism (1378–1415/17), for even …
Date: 2016-11-24