A. Latin school
Thanks to the textile industry, L. from the 14th cent. developed into a thriving commercial town of the northern Netherlands, but not until much later did it open up to the cultural movement of the Renaissance. Until the mid-16th cent., Humanism here was essentially restricted to the Latin school. The school's director, Engelbert Schut, for instance, who also corresponded with Erasmus of Rotterdam [4.306–309], published two treatises on the use of Latin, De arte dictandi (Gouda 1484) and Tractatus quidam de elegancia, composicione, dignitate dictatus (Gouda 1484…
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Heesakkers, Christiaan Lambert (Leiden),
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 25 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-3418_bnps8_SIM_004896>
First published online: 2015