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WHAP - Renaissance - Aguilar: Assignment

WHAP - Renaissance



  • Petrarch
  • Lorenzo Valla
  • Marsilio Ficino
  • Pico della Mirandola
  • Leonardo Bruni
  • Leon Battista Alberti
  • Machiavelli
  • Jean Bodin
  • Baldassare Castoglione
  • Francesco Guicciardini
  • Hugo Grotius
  • Sir Thomas More
  • Erasmus



Renaissance Humanist Brackets



Identification of Humanism:

            My humanist is:


            Notes of my humanist:








Source: Merriman, History of Modern Europe, textbook


“Books on good conduct and manners emerged. The writer Baldassare Castiglione urged the person of taste to show that “whatever is said or done has been down without pains and virtually without thought” as if correct behavior had become part of his or her very being. Women, he contended, should obtain a “knowledge of letters, of music, of painting, and … how to dance and be festive.”


Castiglione’s The Courtier (1528) described the ideal courtier, or attendant at a court, as someone who had mastered the classics and several languages, and who could paint, sing, write poetry, advice and console his prince, as well as run, jump, swim and wrestle. This idea of a “universal person,” or “Renaissance man,” had existed for some time, although, of course, not everyone had the leisure or resources to study so many subjects”


Renaissance man is: