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Doctors, Ambassadors, Secretaries

Humanism and Professions in Renaissance Italy

Doctors, Ambassadors, Secretaries( )
Author: Biow, Douglas
ISBN:978-0-226-05171-0
Publication Date:Jul 2002
Publisher:University of Chicago Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $60.00
Book Description:

In this book, Douglas Biow traces the role that humanists played in the development of professions and professionalism in Renaissance Italy, and vice versa. For instance, humanists were initially quite hostile to medicine, viewing it as poorly adapted to their program of study. They much preferred the secretarial profession, which they made their own throughout the Renaissance and eventually defined in treatises in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. ...
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Book Details
Pages:208
Detailed Subjects: Philosophy / Movements / Humanism
History / Europe / Italy
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.24 x 9.087 x 0.968 Inches
Book Weight:1.206 Pounds



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