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The Cambridge Companion to Renaissance Humanism


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1. The origins of humanism Nicholas Mann; 2. Classical scholarship Michael D. Reeve; 3. Humanism in script and print in the fifteenth century Martin Davies; 4. The humanist reform of Latin and Latin teaching Kristian Jensen; 5. Humanist rhetoric and logic Peter Mack; 6. Humanists and the Bible Alistair Hamilton; 7. Humanism and the origins of modern political thought James Hankins; 8. Philologists and philosophers Jill Kraye; 9. Artists and humanists Charles Hope and Elizabeth McGrath; 10. Vernacular humanism in the sixteenth century Warren Boutcher; 11. The new science and the traditions of humanism Anthony Grafton; 12. Humanism and Italian literature M. L. McLaughlin; 13. Humanism and English literature in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries Clare Carroll; 14. Humanism and seventeenth-century English literature Joseph Loewenstein; A guide to further reading in English; Biographical index.

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The fourteen essays in this 1996 volume provide a comprehensive introduction to Renaissance humanism.


'This is an excellent publication, quite unique in its coverage, at a level accessible to students, of every aspect of the Renaissance ... One of the most useful contextual volumes on the period of any kind.' David Hopkins, University of Bristol
"Taken together, the essays offer a very good, accessible overview of this important movement in the history of intellectual impressive array of essays...I would not hesitate to place the book in the hands of bright undergraduate and beginning graduate students." The Sixteenth Century Journal

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