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

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A. Legal Humanism

Early modern legal studies in late 15th-cent. Italy opened up to the key philological principle of Humanism (the recourse ad fontes) and set to work on methodical revision of the ancient legal sources. As 'legal Humanism', this discipline flourished in a number of European countries through the course of the 16th cent. and only waned in significance with the rise of modern natural L. in the 17th [26].

Humanists all shared a fascination with the culture of Greco-Roman Antiquity, which they regarded as a model for a new ideal of humanity. They str…

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Deflers, Isabelle (Freiburg), “Law”, 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 17 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-3418_bnps8_SIM_004944>
First published online: 2015



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