chapter 12 - CHAPTER 12 The Renaissance I. Humanism and...

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CHAPTER 12 The Renaissance I. Humanism and Culture in Italy, 1300-1500 Italians turned to classical Greece and Rome in a search for answers to practical problems of politics, culture, and education. A. The Emergence of Humanism 1. Italian education and the development of humanism. 2. The literature of the towns with emphasis on Boccaccio's Decameron. 3. Italian education compared with the education of priests in northern Europe. B. Petrarch and Early Humanism 1. Petrarch and the revival of writings from the pre-Christian era. 2. Petrarch's reconstruction of the history of Rome with emphasis on the writings of Cicero and Livy. 3. Petrarch's relationship with the Papacy and Catholic teachings. C. Humanistic Studies 1. The creation of civic humanism. 2. Educational changes in Italy. 3. Humanism and its impact on women. D. The Transformation of Humanism 1. The rediscovery of Latin and Greek manuscripts in the Monastery of St. Gall.
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