Vittorino da Feltre and Other Humanist Educators by William Harrison WoodwardVittorino da Feltre and Other Humanist Educators by William Harrison Woodward

Vittorino da Feltre and Other Humanist Educators

byWilliam Harrison Woodward


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'The humanist idea of education is among the permanently influential legacies of the Italian Renaissance. Four short Latin treatises published between 1400 and 1460 define it admirably: Pier Paolo Vergerio's De ingenuis moribus et liberalibus adolescentiae studiis; Leonardo Bruni's De studiis et literis; the De liberorum educatione of Aeneas Sylvius, who later became Pope Pius II; and Battista Guarino's De ordine docendi et studendi. Translated into English by William Harrison Woodward and framed, on the one hand, by his description of the famous school founded by Vittorino da Feltre in 1424 at the court of Gianfrancesco Gonzaga, marquis of Mantua, and, on the other, by a judiciously balanced analysis of the aims and methods of the humanist educators, these important texts form the heart of a book that has remained for almost seventy years the fundamental study of early Renaissance educational theory and practice.'

From the foreword by Eugene F. Rice Jr.

William Harrison Woodward (1856-1941) was a lecturer in Education at Victoria University.Eugene F. Rice Jr. (1924-2008) was the William R. Shepherd Professor of History Emeritus at Columbia University.
Title:Vittorino da Feltre and Other Humanist EducatorsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:264 pages, 8.99 × 6.01 × 0.82 inPublisher:University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division

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ISBN - 10:0802071570

ISBN - 13:9780802071576

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