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

Get access

Technical knowledge
(3,136 words)

A. Transformations

Ancient T. of the classical and Hellenistic periods was mainly transmitted in written form between 1350 and 1600. There were also archaeological finds, which Humanists began to study in the 14th and 15th cents. [21.5–75]. In terms of practical knowledge, traditions and skills persisted with remarkable continuity. At first, however, these were only to a very limited extent influenced by knowledge of the technical accomplishments of Antiquity. Few ancient treatises were available in their original form at this da…

Cite this page
Valleriani, Matteo (Berlin), “Technical knowledge”, 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 15 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-3418_bnps8_SIM_004987>
First published online: 2015



▲   Back to top   ▲