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Contributions to the History of Education

Volume 2. During the Age of the Renaissance 1400–1600


  • Date Published: February 2014
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107622258

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  • Originally published in 1921 as part of the Contributions to the History of Education series, this book sets out the roots of modern educational ideas as invented by celebrated educators in the Renaissance, both in Italy and elsewhere in Europe. Woodward describes the innovations provided by Continental Renaissance figures such as Erasmus, Melanchthon and Budé, and English authors like Thomas Elyot, as well as other figures previously unaddressed in English studies of educational history. He also includes a brief study of the subjects thought suitable for women in this period. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in the development of European education, or in the Renaissance more generally.

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    • Date Published: February 2014
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107622258
    • length: 358 pages
    • dimensions: 203 x 127 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.39kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Prefatory note
    Chronological table
    1. The Quattrocento and the beginnings of humanist education
    2. Guarino da Verona, 1374–1460
    3. Leo Battista Alberti and La cura della famiglia
    4. Matteo Palmieri, 1406–75
    5. Rudolph Agricola, 1444–85
    6. Erasmus, 1466–1536
    7. Guillaume Budé: L'institution du Prince
    8. Le collége de Guyenne. Mathurin Cordier
    9. Cardinal Sadoleto, 1477–1547: De liberis recte instituendis
    10. Juan Luis Vives, 1492–1540
    11. Melanchthon, Preceptor of Germany, 1497–1560
    12. The doctrine of courtesy
    13. The Renaissance and education in England
    Appendix. Colloquia of Sebaldus Heyden, excerpts from
    Bibliographical list

  • Author

    William Harrison Woodward

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