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HUMANISM AND KNOWLEDGE
cultural movement that began in the 14th century
developed fully in the 15th and 16th centuries
THE NORTHERN PART OF THE ITALIAN PENINSULA IN THE MID-15TH CENTURY
THE REVIVAL OF ANTIQUITY
hey revised classical thinking in order to make it compatible with Christian values.
THE LOVE OF KNOWLEDGE
Humanists encouraged the use of Latin and Greek.
SIR THOMAS MORE
He defended the right of the individual conscience against the power of the state
ERASMUS OF ROTTERDAM
He called for reform based on an individual’s freedom of choice.
set up the University of Alcalá de Henares as a centre of theology
Compared to medieval ways of thinking, Humanism was an individualist movement.
in the rich city-states of the northern part of the Italian Peninsula.
THE SPREAD OF KNOWLEDGE
Humanist ideas and knowledge spread
THE PRINTING PRESS
movable-type printing press
PRINTING PRESSES AND UNIVERSITIES IN THE 15TH CENTURY