Michael Matheus

Roma Docta

Northern Europeans and Academic Life in the Renaissance

According to the central thesis presented in the first section of this book, which is preceded by some historiographical observations, Rome’s importance as a place of study has been greatly underestimated, especially for the period after the permanent return of the popes to the city.


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1. Auflage 2020, 400 Seiten, 17 x 24 cm,
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Erscheinungstermin: 23. Dezember 2020
ISBN: 978-3-7954-3490-8

While many sources have been lost, scholars have devoted much time and effort to unearthing and analyzing the surviving material in Roman and European archives and libraries, allowing for a reassessment of Rome as a long-devalued place of university study. The term place of study (Studienort) is also intended to direct our attention beyond university institutions as such to the considerable range of locations for acquiring education that Renaissance Rome offered. The second section of the essay collection is dedicated in particular to a comparative, European view of two of the universities founded in the Holy Roman Empire north of the Alps within the context of a more general educational renewal: Trier and Mainz in 1473 and 1477, respectively. Taking the example of critiques of Rome and the pope, the volume’s closing essay illuminates selected controversies that also point to transalpine processes of perception and transfer on both sides of the Alps. The “national” and confessional discourses that developed above all from the sixteenth century on generated narratives that would have a lasting impact.

  • Aufsatzsammlung in englischer Sprache zur Bildungs- und Universitätsgeschichte der Renaissance
  • Rom, Trier und Mainz als bedeutende Universitäten der Renaissance in Europa

Michael Matheus

Prof. Michael Matheus lehrte von 1994 bis 2002 und von 2012 bis 2018 Mittlere und Neuere Geschichte und Vergleichende Landesgeschichte an der Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz. Von Oktober 2002 bis September 2012 war er Direktor des Deutschen Historischen Instituts in Rom. m Jahr 2013 übernahm er den Vorsitz des Deutschen Studienzentrums in Venedig.

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Sprache: Englisch
Auflage: 1 2020
Abbildungen: 19
Medium: Hardcover
Einbandart: fadengeheftet
Seitenzahl: 400
Format: 17 x 24 cm
Gewicht: 1390 g
Erscheinungsdatum: 23. Dezember 2020
ISBN: 978-3-7954-3490-8
Verlag: Schnell & Steiner
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