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Ars dictaminis

Ars dictaminis  

The ars dictaminis is the variety of medieval rhetoric that provided instruction in the composition of letters and other epistolary documents. Between 1077 and 1085, Alberic of Monte Cassino produced ...
Byzantine Manuscripts

Byzantine Manuscripts  

Our knowledge of the places and circumstances of copying of Byzantine manuscripts, like that of their history and circulation, is based esentially on examination of the Books themselves. Documents ...
Coluccio Salutati

Coluccio Salutati  

(1331–1406),Influential Italian humanist. He was born in Stignano in Florentine territory near Lucca (Valdinievole), and spent his youth in Bologna, where his family lived in exile. From 1375 until ...
Erfurt

Erfurt  

One of the most important medieval German cities, Erfurt originated in the 8th century as a bishopric (later transferred to Mainz) at the junction of the Erpf land route and ...
Francysk Skaryna

Francysk Skaryna  

(before 1490–c.1551)This Belarusian Humanist, writer, publisher and translator of the Bible, was born at Polotsk and died in Bohemia. He studied at Cracow (1504–1506) and Padua, where he obtained ...
George Gemistos Pletho

George Gemistos Pletho  

(c.1360–1452),Byzantine Neoplatonic philosopher. The first 50 years of his long life are not well documented. His detractor Gennadios II Scholarios, who is a suspect but possibly accurate source, ...
Guillaume Fichet

Guillaume Fichet  

(c.1433–c.1480)Guillaume Fichet, born in Savoy, studied arts and then Theology at Paris. In 1461, he became bursar of the Sorbonne college. A traditional theologian, an important man at the ...
imitatio

imitatio  

Although the two terms are sometimes used interchangeably, mimesis refers to the act of representing reality through art, while imitatio is a relationship between texts, in which one writer or ...
Isidore of Kiev

Isidore of Kiev  

(died 1462)Metropolitan of Kiev and all Rus' (1436–1439), prelate and Byzantine Humanist, Isidore was appointed head of the ecclesiastical Province of Rus' on the eve of the unionist council ...
John of Montreuil

John of Montreuil  

(1354–1418)John of Montreuil (Jean Charlin, in Latin Johannes de Monsterio Sicco, de Monsterolio), French Humanist, was born at Monthureux-le-Sec (Vosges) in 1354 and died at Paris in 1418. ...
John of Neumarkt

John of Neumarkt  

(before 1320–1380)John of Neumarkt or of Středa, chancellor of Charles IV from 1353 to 1374 (save 1364–1365), contributed to establishing the imperial power by bringing representatives of the new ...
Library, Pontifical

Library, Pontifical  

We know that, from the 6th c., the Popes possessed manuscripts kept at the Lateran, but this collection suffered irremediable damage in the 10th and 11th centuries. The first library ...
Nicephorus Blemmydes

Nicephorus Blemmydes  

(1197–c.1270)Son of a doctor, he studied Philosophy and medicine in Asia Minor. He was a doctor for seven years, then a member of the patriarchal clergy at Nicaea (at ...
Nicholas of Clamanges

Nicholas of Clamanges  

(c.1363–1437) French humanist and theologian.Educated at the College of Navarre, he was secretary to Pope Benedict XIII from 1397 to 1408. He wrote on the Schism, the Gallican church, and other ...
Perugia

Perugia  

Italian hilltop city overlooking the Tiber valley. Situated c.170 km north of Rome, Perugia was the most important urban centre in Umbria in the MA. Many of its most impressive ...
Robert the Wise, King of Naples

Robert the Wise, King of Naples  

(1275–1343)Born c.1275, younger son of Charles II, Robert reigned over southern Italy from 1309 to his death in 1343. This reign marked the apogee of the Angevin dynasty of ...

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