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Danielle DonahueJeffery BestCritical Response 11August 3, 2019What is Humanism (in the medieval sense)? Does the First Letter to Marcus Tullius Cicerotell us anything about Petrarch’s Humanism? Look back through the class. Have we encountered anyother traditions or philosophies that encouraged similar beliefs or ideas? If your answer is no, why not? What is truly unique about Petrarch? If your answer is yes, how are those ideas similar or different from Petrarch’s Humanism?Today, we may define Humanism as a belief that human needs and values have more of a significance over religious beliefs, or the needs and desires of humans. In a medieval sense Humanism was the realization of Rome’s classical authors being looked at as a regular being. This idea of Humanism was given to us by Fransisco Petrarch; The Father of Humanism. Petrarch specifically focused more on the critical commitment these classical works held.