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

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A. Definition

The dawn of the early modern period saw a "process of fundamental change" [8.74]; [33.197] in the S. as an institution and in the imparting of knowledge. Schooling (Education) increasingly had to serve political and social needs. At the same time, changes to the goals of Humanist education led to improvements in the quality of S.s [8.74 f.]. As monastery and cathedral S.s waned in importance in the Late Middle Ages, the schooling of children and young people increasingly passed to urban institutions (and later princely S.s), from the …

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Fuchs, Thorsten (Gießen), “School”, 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_004978>
First published online: 2015



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