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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Vienna

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Author(s): Gastgeber, Christian (Wien)
A. 15th centuryHumanism in V. gravitated to the university founded on March 12, 1365 by the Habsburg Duke Rudolf IV [5]; [6]; [19]. The key event in the turn towards Humanism was the 1445 arrival of Enea Silvio Piccolomini, the future Pope Pius II, whose coronation as poeta laureatus at the Diet of Frankfurt (1442) gave him the requisite aura and authority. As well as working at the Imperial court, he was also a guest lecturer at the University of Vienna. In his accession oration for law students in the academic year 1445, he emphasized the importance of the artes liberales in developing i…
Date: 2016-11-24

Villa

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see Palace architecture | Palladio, Andrea
Date: 2016-11-24