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The Resource Italian Renaissance humanism in the mirror, Patrick Baker

Italian Renaissance humanism in the mirror, Patrick Baker

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Italian Renaissance humanism in the mirror
Title
Italian Renaissance humanism in the mirror
Statement of responsibility
Patrick Baker
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This important study takes a new approach to understanding Italian Renaissance humanism, based not on scholarly paradigms or philosophical concepts but on a neglected yet indispensable perspective: the humanists' understanding of themselves. Through a series of close textual studies, Patrick Baker excavates what humanists thought was important about humanism, how they viewed their own history, what goals they enunciated, what triumphs they celebrated -- in short, he attempts to reconstruct humanist identity. What emerges is a small, coherent community dedicated primarily not to political ideology, a philosophy of man, an educational ethos, or moral improvement, but rather to the pursuit of classical Latin eloquence. Grasping the significance this stylistic ideal had for the humanists is essential to understanding both their sense of themselves and the importance they and others attached to their movement. For eloquence was no mere aesthetic affair but rather appeared to them as the guarantor of civilisation itself"--
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DKDLA
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1976-
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Baker, Patrick
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Ideas in context
Series volume
[114]
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Renaissance
  • Humanism
  • Eloquence in literature
  • Latin language
Label
Italian Renaissance humanism in the mirror, Patrick Baker
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-323) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction -- The Renaissance of eloquence -- The scholastic studia humanitatis and the hagiography of humanism -- The triumph of Cicero -- Philology, printing, and the perfection of humanism -- Italian Renaissance Humanism in the Mirror -- Appendix : the pantheon of humanism
Control code
FIEb17776545
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 335 pages
Isbn
9781107111868
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)932119449
Label
Italian Renaissance humanism in the mirror, Patrick Baker
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-323) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction -- The Renaissance of eloquence -- The scholastic studia humanitatis and the hagiography of humanism -- The triumph of Cicero -- Philology, printing, and the perfection of humanism -- Italian Renaissance Humanism in the Mirror -- Appendix : the pantheon of humanism
Control code
FIEb17776545
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 335 pages
Isbn
9781107111868
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)932119449

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