Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 8 : The Reception of Antiquity in Renaissance Humanism

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Historiography
(5,137 words)

A. Concept and ancient origins

Humanist H. comprised the narrative portrayal and interpretation of customs, political history, culture and civilization, and theoretical reflection on the activity of H. itself. Its implicit and explicit theoretical assumptions were as diverse as its subject areas and the contexts of its production. Few elements can be identified as common to all Humanist H. Unlike medieval Christian histories, it relied on no foundations of salvation history and it repudiated a genealogical, noble view of history, particularly the legends of Troy (cf. Myth and Myt…

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Schirrmeister, Albert (Paris), “Historiography”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 8 : The Reception of Antiquity in Renaissance Humanism, English edition by Chad M. Schroeder (2017). Original German-language edition: Renaissance-Humanismus. Herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 2. Staffel, herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 9. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2014). Consulted online on 19 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-3418_bnps8_SIM_004880>
First published online: 2015



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