The History of Leith

August 9, 2012

Renaissance humanism

Renaissance humanism was an activity of cultural and educational reform engaged by scholars, writers, and civic leaders who are today known as Renaissance humanists It developed during the fourteenth and the beginning of the fifteenth centuries, and was a response to the challenge of MediƦval scholastic education, emphasizing practical, pre-professional and scientific studies. Scholasticism focused on preparing men to be doctors, lawyers or professional theologians, and was taught from approved textbooks in logic, natural philosophy, medicine, law and theology.[2] There were important centers of humanism at Florence, Naples, Rome, Venice, Mantua, Ferrara, and Urbino. for more click here

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