A Renaissance Education: Schooling in Bergamo and the Venetian Republic, 1500-1650 by Christopher CarlsmithA Renaissance Education: Schooling in Bergamo and the Venetian Republic, 1500-1650 by Christopher Carlsmith

A Renaissance Education: Schooling in Bergamo and the Venetian Republic, 1500-1650

byChristopher Carlsmith

Hardcover | February 10, 2010

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The skills, ideas, and behaviours imparted through schooling provide insight into the collective outlook of a society in any age. Deeply rooted in archival sources, Christopher Carlsmith's A Renaissance Education uses a case study approach to examine educational practices in the north-eastern Italian city of Bergamo from 1500 to 1650. Carlsmith illustrates how education in this and other Venetian cities was affected by Renaissance humanism, Tridentine Catholicism, and Venetian domination, and how cooperation among various institutions resulted in a surprising array of options for schooling in these provincial cities.

A Renaissance Education's close analysis of civic, ecclesiastical, confraternal, and family records not only paints a vivid portrait of how schooling functioned in one city but also explores this small city's dynamic interconnections with other locales and with larger regional processes.

Christopher Carlsmith is an associate professor in the Department of History at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell and 2009-2010 Fellow at Villa I Tatti, Harvard University's Center for Italian Renaissance Studies.
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Title:A Renaissance Education: Schooling in Bergamo and the Venetian Republic, 1500-1650Format:HardcoverDimensions:416 pages, 9.37 × 6.27 × 1.26 inPublished:February 10, 2010Publisher:University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing DivisionLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0802092543

ISBN - 13:9780802092540

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'Carlsmith's erudition and lucid prose are to be praised, and his contribution to reader's understanding of confraternities in the history of education is especially noteworthy, as is his explanation of Counter-Reformation educational programs in general... Such careful, nonpartisan scholarly work deserves a broad readership.' - Natalie E. Latteri - H-Education; August 2011