THE I TATTI RENAISSANCE LIBRARY
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The I Tatti Renaissance Library 5

Humanist Educational Treatises

Edited and translated by Craig W. Kallendorf

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HARDCOVER

$29.95 • £19.95 • €21.00

ISBN 9780674007598

Publication: June 2002

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384 pages

5-1/4 x 8 inches

The I Tatti Renaissance Library

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The cycle of disciplines now known as the humanities emerged in their modern form during the Italian Renaissance as the result of an educational movement begun by humanist teachers, writers, and scholars of the early Quattrocento. The movement argued for the usefulness of classical literature as an instrument for training young men and women, not only in the arts of language and eloquence, but also in civic virtue and practical wisdom. This volume contains four of the most important theoretical statements that emerged from the early humanists’ efforts to reform medieval education.

The four texts are Pier Paolo Vergerio, “The Character and Studies Befitting a Free-Born Youth”; Leonardo Bruni, “The Study of Literature”; Aeneas Silvius Piccolomini (Pope Pius II), “The Education of Boys”; and Battista Guarino, “A Program of Teaching and Learning.” The Vergerio and Guarino texts appear in English for the first time.

Craig W. Kallendorf’s English translation of these four documents is also available in a paperback edition.