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Author Almási, Gábor.

Title The uses of humanism : Johannes Sambucus (1531-1584), Andreas Dudith (1533-1589), and the republic of letters in East Central Europe / by Gábor Almási
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2009
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 387 pages) : illustrations
Series Brill's studies in intellectual history, 0920-8607 ; v. 185
Brill's studies in intellectual history ; v. 185
Contents Introduction: on the uses of humanism -- Humanist learning and networks in East Central Europe -- Aspects of East Central European humanist learning -- Humanist networks and the ethos of the republic of letters -- The uses of humanism at the imperial court -- The case of Johannes Sambucus -- An ornament to the imperial court? -- The multiple identities of the humanist : "vates, medicus bonus, historicusque" -- The case of Andreas Dudith -- The curious career of a heterodox humanist -- The making of the humanist : self-fashioning through letters and treatises -- Epilogue: Sambucus and Dudith encounter confessionalisation
Summary Through the case studies of two Hungary born humanists, Johannes Sambucus and Andreas Dudith, this book explores the world of late-sixteenth century East Central European humanism, presenting the ways a scholarly culture became meaning and sellable for a wide group of learned elite
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 365-377) and index
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Subject Dudith, András, 1533-1589.
Zsámboki, János, 1531-1584.
Habsburg, House of.
Humanism -- Social aspects -- Europe, Central -- History -- 16th century.
Humanism -- Europe, Central -- History -- 16th century.
Humanists -- Hungary -- Biography.
Renaissance -- Europe, Central.
Scholars -- Hungary -- Biography.
Austria -- Court and courtiers -- Biography.
Europe, Central -- Intellectual life -- 16th century.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2009039182
ISBN 1282952331
9004183647 (electronic bk.)
9789004183643 (electronic bk.)