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

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Erfurt
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A. University and Humanist circle

E. was a centre of learning and education of transregional importance from as early as the 13th cent. [13]. The founding of the University of Prague (1348) initially drew many masters and students from Thuringia to Bohemia, before the flow reversed following the establishment of the University of E. 1392 (on its history: [3]; [11]; [14]), a process accentuated by E.'s rapid emergence as a stronghold of the via moderna.

From the middle of the 15th cent., important impulses were emanating from the so-called 'wandering Humansts'. The f…

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Huber-Rebenich, Gerlinde (Bern), “Erfurt”, 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 22 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-3418_bnps8_SIM_004863>
First published online: 2015



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