A Moral Art: Grammar, Society, and Culture in Trecento Florence

A Moral Art: Grammar, Society, and Culture in Trecento Florence

by Paul F. Gehl
     
 

"[Gehl's] book provides major new perspectives on crucial issues in Italian Renaissance history: the nature of regional culture, questions of continuity in Latin curriculum, and, thus, the periodization of the coming of humanism and the place of Latin learning in Trecento Florence. . . . [A] stimulating study that will challenge many traditional views on the Latin…  See more details below

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"[Gehl's] book provides major new perspectives on crucial issues in Italian Renaissance history: the nature of regional culture, questions of continuity in Latin curriculum, and, thus, the periodization of the coming of humanism and the place of Latin learning in Trecento Florence. . . . [A] stimulating study that will challenge many traditional views on the Latin curriculum of the early Renaissance."--American Historical Review

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A study of the teaching of Latin grammar at Florence in the early Renaissance, providing a case study of educational conservatism in action. Shows how the teachers, far from encouraging stylistic and philosophical innovation, acted as a brake on the new humanism by emphasizing the moral needs of educated citizens, and the solutions found in the universalizing tradition of Latin and Christianity. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780801428364
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
Publication date:
09/01/1993
Pages:
310
Product dimensions:
9.06(w) x 5.91(h) x (d)

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