The humanist world of Renaissance Florence /

"This book offers a major contribution for understanding the spread and appeal of the humanist movement in Renaissance Florence. Investigating the connections between the individuals who were part of the humanist movement, Brian Jeffrey Maxson reconstructs the networks that bound them together....

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Author / Creator:Maxson, Brian, 1978- author.
Imprint:Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2014.
©2014
Description:1 online resource (x, 301 pages)
Language:English
Subject:Humanism -- Italy -- Florence -- History.
Renaissance -- Italy -- Florence.
HISTORY -- Europe -- Italy.
Humanism.
Renaissance.
Humanismus
Humanism (renàˆssansen)
Florence (Italy) -- History -- 1421-1737.
Italy -- Florence.
Florenz
Italien -- Florens.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
History.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11832088
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ISBN:9781107693333
1107693330
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9781107704015
1107704014
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1107043913
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Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
English.
Print version record.
Summary:"This book offers a major contribution for understanding the spread and appeal of the humanist movement in Renaissance Florence. Investigating the connections between the individuals who were part of the humanist movement, Brian Jeffrey Maxson reconstructs the networks that bound them together. Overturning the problematic categorization of humanists as either professional or amateurs, a distinction based on economics and the production of original works in Latin, he offers a new way of understanding how the humanist movement could incorporate so many who were illiterate in Latin, but who nonetheless were responsible for an important intellectual and cultural paradigm shift. The book demonstrates the massive appeal of the humanist movement across socio-economic and political groups and argues that the movement became so successful and so widespread because by the 1420s-30s the demands of common rituals began requiring humanist speeches. Over time, deep humanist learning became more valuable in the marketplace of social capital, which raised the status of the most learned humanists and helped disseminate humanist ideas beyond Florence."--Publisher's description.
Other form:Print version: Maxson, Brian, 1978- Humanist world of Renaissance Florence. Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2014 9781107043916