Historiographie des Humanismus
Literarische Verfahren, soziale Praxis, geschichtliche Räume
[Historiography of Humanism. Literary Methods, Social Practice, Historical Spaces]
Ed. by Helmrath, Johannes / Schirrmeister, Albert / Schlelein, Stefan
Series:Transformationen der Antike 12
Aims and Scope
The success of the historiography of Humanism is one of the central phenomena in the history of scholarship in the Early Modern Age, but the reasons for this have never been satisfactorily explained. The authors of these conference proceedings search for answers by approaching the historical writings from different perspectives. They discuss both the semantics and the literary methods of the texts, as well as the social positions of the authors. Closely related to both themes is the question of the historical spaces dealt with in the works, in which the humanists show the way as far as the New World.