Archimedes

Summus Mathematicus et Omnis Humanitatis Pater

The Vitae of Vittorino da Feltre and the Spirit of Humanism

Authors: Goeing, Anja-Silvia

  • Includes as appendix one translated original Renaissance biography
  • Closes a research gap between humanist educational treatises and experienced humanist classroom practice
  • Provides background information about the first printed mathematics editions
  • Includes bibliography and index that helps researchers to find their way into topics of Renaissance learning and the beginning of print culture
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About this book

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.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Goeing, Anja-Silvia

    Pages 1-11

  • The Sources on Vittorino da Feltre

    Goeing, Anja-Silvia

    Pages 13-55

  • Sassolo da Prato’s Correspondence with Leonardo Dati, ca. 1443–1444

    Goeing, Anja-Silvia

    Pages 57-93

  • The Concept of Education in the Second Generation of Vitae and Portraits of Vittorino da Feltre

    Goeing, Anja-Silvia

    Pages 95-133

  • Between History and Praise: Approaches on Understanding Humanist Biographies

    Goeing, Anja-Silvia

    Pages 135-140

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Hardcover $129.00
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
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  • Due: October 7, 2016
  • ISBN 978-94-017-7860-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Summus Mathematicus et Omnis Humanitatis Pater
Book Subtitle
The Vitae of Vittorino da Feltre and the Spirit of Humanism
Authors
Series Title
Archimedes
Series Volume
33
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-7531-2
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-7531-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-7530-5
Softcover ISBN
978-94-017-7860-2
Series ISSN
1385-0180
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 176
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