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

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Travel
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A. Concept and principles

T. here refers not to long-distance movements for political or occupational reasons or for reasons of health, morality or religion, but strictly to visits made to other places for reasons of curiosity and exploration. The ancient stimuli to Renaissance concepts of T. came from literary sources on the one hand, and ancient places and archaeological sites that offered destinations on the other.

B. Literary sources and architectural monuments

The main sources in ancient literature were (1) the ten books De architectura by Vitruvius, a work on architecture…

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Gummert, Peter (Halle an der Saale), “Travel”, 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 14 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-3418_bnps8_SIM_004945>
First published online: 2015



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