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The Resource The humanist world of Renaissance Florence, Brian Jeffrey Maxson, East Tennessee State University, (electronic resource)

The humanist world of Renaissance Florence, Brian Jeffrey Maxson, East Tennessee State University, (electronic resource)

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The humanist world of Renaissance Florence
Title
The humanist world of Renaissance Florence
Statement of responsibility
Brian Jeffrey Maxson, East Tennessee State University
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book offers a major contribution for understanding the spread of the humanist movement in Renaissance Florence. Investigating the connections between individuals who were part of the humanist movement, Maxson reconstructs the networks that bound them together. Overturning the problematic categorization of humanists as either professional or amateurs, a distinction based on economics and the production of original works in Latin, he offers a new way of understanding how the humanist movement could incorporate so many who were illiterate in Latin, but who nonetheless were responsible for an intellectual and cultural paradigm shift. The book demonstrates the massive appeal of the humanist movement across socio-economic and political groups and argues that the movement became so successful and widespread because by the 1420s-30s the demands of common rituals began requiring humanist speeches. Over time, humanist learning became more valuable as social capital, which raised the status of the most learned humanists and helped disseminate humanist ideas beyond Florence
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1978-
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Maxson, Brian
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Humanism
  • Renaissance
  • Florence (Italy)
Label
The humanist world of Renaissance Florence, Brian Jeffrey Maxson, East Tennessee State University, (electronic resource)
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Contents
Introduction: a social conception of the humanist movement -- Learned connections and the humanist movement -- Literary and social humanists -- The social origins of the Florentine humanists -- The humanist demands of ritual -- Failure of the literary humanists or literary failure of the civic humanists? -- The rise of the social humanists, 1400-1455 -- Humanism as a means to social status, 1456-1485
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ssib025735000
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 301 pages)
Form of item
online
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Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9781107358256
Isbn Type
(ebook)
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digital, PDF file(s)
Specific material designation
remote
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(WaSeSS)ssib025735000
Label
The humanist world of Renaissance Florence, Brian Jeffrey Maxson, East Tennessee State University, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Contents
Introduction: a social conception of the humanist movement -- Learned connections and the humanist movement -- Literary and social humanists -- The social origins of the Florentine humanists -- The humanist demands of ritual -- Failure of the literary humanists or literary failure of the civic humanists? -- The rise of the social humanists, 1400-1455 -- Humanism as a means to social status, 1456-1485
Control code
ssib025735000
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 301 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9781107358256
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssib025735000

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