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In the Footsteps of the Ancients: The Origins of Humanism from Lovato to Bruni

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This monograph demonstrates why humanism began in Italy in the mid-thirteenth century. It considers Petrarch a third generation humanist, who christianized a secular movement. The analysis traces the beginning of humanism in poetry and its gradual penetration of other Latin literary genres, and, through stylistic analyses of texts, the extent to which imitation of the anci ...more
Paperback, 2nd edition Studies in Medieval and Reformation Thought [74], 562 pages
Published August 1st 2003 by Brill Academic Publishers (first published January 1st 2000)
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Katie
There are a genuinely crazy number of books that have been written about humanism during the Italian Renaissance. I guess it makes sense - historians often like to write about other historians, and the modern idea of history was born alongside the broader ideas of humanism. But it's still pretty daunting and it's the sort of subject that leaves you feeling like you have less and less of an idea of what's going on as you read more and more about it.

But if you were going to read one author on hum
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