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

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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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Wimpfeling, Jakob

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Author(s): Huber-Rebenich, Gerlinde (Bern)
A. LifeThe Humanist pedagogue, writer, editor, Catholic theologian and advocate of church reform [8]; [9]; [11]; [13] Jakob W. was born on July 25, 1450 at Sélestat (Schlettstadt, Alsace), where he also died on November 15, 1528. He attended the Sélestat Lateinschule under Ludwig Dringenberg before studying the  artes liberales at Freiburg from 1464 and beginning studies in theology. He took his  baccalaureus artium in 1466, then had an interlude at the University of Erfurt. He matriculated at the University of Heidelberg in late 1469, then began tea…
Date: 2016-11-24