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The two Latin cultures and the foundation of Renaissance humanism in medieval Italy, Ronald G. Witt

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The two Latin cultures and the foundation of Renaissance humanism in medieval Italy
Title
The two Latin cultures and the foundation of Renaissance humanism in medieval Italy
Statement of responsibility
Ronald G. Witt
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This book traces the intellectual life of the Kingdom of Italy, the area in which humanism began in the mid-thirteenth century, a century or more before exerting its influence on the rest of Europe. Covering a period of over four and a half centuries, this study offers the first integrated analysis of Latin writings produced in the area, examining not only religious, literary, and legal texts. Ronald G. Witt characterizes the changes reflected in these Latin writings as products of the interaction of thought with economic, political, and religious tendencies in Italian society as well as with intellectual influences coming from abroad. His research ultimately traces the early emergence of humanism in northern Italy in the mid-thirteenth century to the precocious development of a lay intelligentsia in the region, whose participation in the culture of Latin writing fostered the beginnings of the intellectual movement which would eventually revolutionize all of Europe"--
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Witt, Ronald G
Index
index present
LC call number
DG443
LC item number
.W57 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Italy
  • Latin literature, Medieval and modern
  • Humanism
  • Renaissance
Label
The two Latin cultures and the foundation of Renaissance humanism in medieval Italy, Ronald G. Witt
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 493-558) and index
Contents
Introduction -- Part I. The Two Latin Cultures of Medieval Italy: 1. The Carolingian conquest; 2. Italy and the Ottonian renaissance; 3. The golden age of traditional book culture and the birth of a new book culture (1000-1075) -- Part II. The Birth of New Order: 4. The investiture struggle and the emergence of the communes -- Part III. The Dominance of the Legal-Rhetorical Mentality: 5. The triumph of the legal culture; 6. The institutional structure of education, 1100-1180; 7. Literary creativity in the new age -- Part IV. The French Renaissance of the Twelfth Century: 8. French literary and scholarly achievement in the twelfth century -- Part V. Toward a Broader Intellectual Life: 9. The destabilization of the elites and the expanding market for education; 10. New knowledge and the tempering of the legal-rhetorical culture; 11. The development of the traditional disciplines and the resolution of the crisis of language; 12. The return to antiquity -- Conclusion
Control code
651153745
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xii, 604 p.
Isbn
9780521764742
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2010030604
System control number
(OCoLC)651153745
Label
The two Latin cultures and the foundation of Renaissance humanism in medieval Italy, Ronald G. Witt
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 493-558) and index
Contents
Introduction -- Part I. The Two Latin Cultures of Medieval Italy: 1. The Carolingian conquest; 2. Italy and the Ottonian renaissance; 3. The golden age of traditional book culture and the birth of a new book culture (1000-1075) -- Part II. The Birth of New Order: 4. The investiture struggle and the emergence of the communes -- Part III. The Dominance of the Legal-Rhetorical Mentality: 5. The triumph of the legal culture; 6. The institutional structure of education, 1100-1180; 7. Literary creativity in the new age -- Part IV. The French Renaissance of the Twelfth Century: 8. French literary and scholarly achievement in the twelfth century -- Part V. Toward a Broader Intellectual Life: 9. The destabilization of the elites and the expanding market for education; 10. New knowledge and the tempering of the legal-rhetorical culture; 11. The development of the traditional disciplines and the resolution of the crisis of language; 12. The return to antiquity -- Conclusion
Control code
651153745
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xii, 604 p.
Isbn
9780521764742
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2010030604
System control number
(OCoLC)651153745

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