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Author Goeing, Anja-Silvia, author

Title Summus Mathematicus et Omnis Humanitatis Pater : The Vitae of Vittorino da Feltre and the Spirit of Humanism / Anja-Silvia Goeing ; Transl. Deanna Stewart ; Appendix: Sassolo da Prato, Letter about Vittorino da Feltre, Transl. from Latin by James Astorga
Published Dordrecht : Springer, [2014]
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 176 pages)
Series Archimedes : New Studies in the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology ; Volume 33
Archimedes (Dordrecht, Netherlands) ; v.33. 1385-0180
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. The Sources on Vittorino da Feltre. 2.1. Vittorino da Feltre: Name and Research History. 2.2. The Current State of Research Regarding the Sources. 2.2.1. The Teacher-Student Relationship and the Adoption of Ideas. 2.2.2. The Critical Reception of the Vitae of Vittorino da Feltre. 2.2.3. Historiographical Considerations. 2.3. Conclusion -- 3 Sassolo da Prato's. Correspondence with Leonardo Dati, ca. 1443-1444. 3.1. The Manuscripts and Their Dating, Publication History, and Subsequent Use. 3.2. Sender and Addressees. 3.2.1. The Author, Sassolo da Prato. 3.2.2. The Addressee, Leonardo di Piero Dati. 3.2.3. The Relationship of the Text to the Historical Vittorino and His Historical School. 3.2.4. Summary. 3.3. Sassolo da Prato on Vittorino da Feltre and His Concept of Education. 3.3.1. The Text Type. 3.3.2. The Organization of the Text. 3.3.3. An Analysis of the Formal Aspects of the Text. 3.3.4. The Account of Vittorino da Feltre. 3.4. Sassolo da Prato's Concept of Education. 3.5. Broadening the Context of Sassolo's Account --
4. The Concept of Education in the Second Generation of Vitae and Portraits of Vittorino da Feltre. 4.1. The Saints' Lives of Francesco da Castiglione. 4.1.1. The Manuscripts and Their Dating, Publication History, and Subsequent Use. 4.1.2. Sender and Addressees. 4.1.3. The Text's Portrayal of Vittorino da Feltre. 4.1.4. Francesco da Castiglione's Concept and Theory of Education. 4.2. The Commentary of Bartolomeo Sacchi, Named Platina. 4.2.1. The Manuscripts and Their Dating, Publication History, and Subsequent Use. 4.2.2. Sender and Addressees. 4.2.3. Platina's Portrayal of Vittorino da Feltre. 4.2.4. Platina's Concept of Education. 4.3. Francesco Prendilacqua's Dialogue. 4.3.1. The Manuscripts and Their Dating, Publication History, and Subsequent Use. 4.3.2. Sender and Addressees. 4.3.3. Prendilacqua's Portrayal of Vittorino da Feltre. 4.3.4. Prendilacqua's Concept of Education -- 5. Between History and Praise: Approaches on Understanding Humanist Biographies -- 6. Appendix. The Letter of Sassolo da Prato About Vittorino, Translated into English by James Astorga -- References. Vitae Manuscripts Used. Further Manuscripts of the Vitae. Further Manuscripts and Incunables. Prints from 1510 to 1800. Prints from 1800
Summary This book revises the picture of the teacher and educator of princes, Vittorino Rambaldoni da Feltre (c. 1378, Feltre -- 1446, Mantua), taking a completely new approach to show his work and life from the individual perspectives created by his students and contemporaries. From 1423 to 1446, Vittorino da Feltre was in charge of a school in Mantua, where his students included not only the offspring of Italy's princes, but also the first generation of authors dealing with books in print. Among his students were historians like Bartolomeo Sacchi (named Platina), who wrote an extensive history of the popes, and mathematicians like Jacopo Cassiano (Cremonensis), who translated the work of Archimedes from Greek into Latin. Vittorino is still regarded as the educationalist of Italian Renaissance humanism per sé. This work not only contributes to the study of the history of Italian humanist institutions, it also uses available sources to demonstrate the development of a new attitude to education in Italy
Analysis History
Humanities, general
Classical Studies
Regional and Cultural Studies
Cultural Heritage
Education (general)
Humanities / Arts
Notes "This book is the newly revised and expanded English edition of my doctoral thesis, written in the German language, accepted by the philosophical faculty of the Julius-Maximilians- University Würzburg in 1999, and published by Ergon in 1999 in the series Erziehung-Schule-Gesellschaft."--Acknowledgements, page v. Original published title: Die Lebensbilder zu Vittorino da Feltre: Studien zur Rezeption einer Erzieherpersonlichkeit im Italien des 15. Jahrhunderts.--Title page verso
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource. Title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed June 10, 2016)
Subject Vittorino, da Feltre, 1378-1446.
Biographical sources.
Humanists -- Italy -- Biography -- Sources.
Educators -- Italy -- Biography -- Sources.
Humanism -- Italy -- History -- To 1500.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9400775318 (electronic bk.)
9789400775312 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Lebensbilder zu Vittorino da Feltre. English