Humanismus und Universitätsbesuch - Renaissance Humanism and University Studies

Die Wirkung italienischer Universitäten auf die Studia Humanitatis nördlich der Alpen - Italian Universities and their Influence on the Studia Humanitatis in Northern Europe


This book collects 14 articles that contribute to reconstructing the history of the spread of Humanism in Europe. It examines the presence of students from German lands in Italian Universities, their careers after returning to their homeland, and documents the penetration of Humanism in Germany through the dissemination of classical and humanistic authors. These subjects were studied by students who came to Italy mainly to study medicine or law. By using University degree documents as a research source, the author was able to outline various aspects of university history, especially that of Pavia: the relation between Universities and their cultural and political contexts, teaching methods and the organisation of University and student institutions, the attainment of academic titles. Among the degrees examined is that of Petrarch; other documents provide valuable information on the biographies of eminent humanists.

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Agostino Sottili, Ph.D. in Classical and Romance Literature, was Professor at the Universities of Köln and Turin, and at the Università Cattolica of Milan. He published the Codici del Petrarca nelle biblioteche della Germania occidentale - four volumes of documents on the history of Pavia's university - and a large number of articles about humanism.
Acknowledgements Note on the Translators List of Original Publishers List of Illustrations Introduction/Zur Einführung Chapter One:The University at the End of the Middle Ages Chapter Two: Zum Verhältnis von Stadt, Staat und Universität in Italien im Zeitalter des Humanismus, dargestellt am Fall Pavia Chapter Three: Die theologische Fakultät der Universität Pavia in der zweiten Hälfte des 15. Jahrhunderts. Die gescheiterte Berufung des Theologen Thomas Penketh und die Einrichtung der ‘Lectura Thomae’ Chapter Four: The University of Pavia and the Education of the European Ruling Classes: Some Information on the Diocese of Constance and the City of Nuremberg Chapter Five: Der Rhetorikunterricht an der Universität Pavia in der zweiten Hälfte des 15. Jahrhunderts Chapter Six: Eine Postille zum artistischen Curriculum der italienischen Universitäten im Vergleich zur mitteleuropäischen Artistenfakultät Chapter Seven: Petrarcas Dichterkrönung als artistische Doktorpromotion Chapter Eight: Die humanistische Ausbildung deutscher Studenten an den italienischen Universitäten im 15. Jahrhundert: Johannes Löffelholz und Rudolf Agricola in Padua, Pavia und Ferrara Chapter Nine: Ferrara: the Cradle of Humanism in Frisia Chapter Ten: Ehemalige Studenten italienischer Renaissance-Universitäten: ihre Karrieren und ihre soziale Rolle Chapter Eleven: Die Lobrede des Baldassarre Rasini auf den Kölner Juristen und Kanzier Johann Ruysch (1437/38) Chapter Twelve: The Humanistic Education of Johannes Roth, Prince-Bishop of Breslau Chapter Thirteen: Der Bericht des Johannes Roth über die Kaiserkrönung von Friedrich III Chapter Fourteen: Zur Biographie Giuseppe Brivios und Maffeo Vegios Index
All those interested in the history of universities, medieval history and the history of the spread of Humanism in Europe in the 15th century, as well as late medieval historians and students of humanist philology.