Humanism today

Enlightened heirs of the Renaissance

Managing editor Marco Cavalieri
Contributions by Nuccio Ordine

The world urgently needs to return to humanism, the emancipatory movement born in the Renaissance and founded on a surge of critical thought, a return to ancient sources, and the development of universities – a notion which seems to some obsolete, to others politically appropriated... This book is a compass for the mind. Read More

The world urgently needs to return to humanism, the emancipatory movement born in the Renaissance and founded on a surge of critical thought, a return to ancient sources, and the development of universities – a notion which seems to some obsolete, to others politically appropriated. Researchers and professors at UCLouvain say that university education, beyond the seven liberal arts which comprise the mastery of figures and letters, can only be humanist, today like yesterday: its goal is to forge citizens who use their talents and skills to serve others and in whom intelligence is inseparable from ethical awareness.
In 1425, the institutional bull of the University of Louvain expressed in surprisingly simple and visionary terms the university's founding principles, as well as its vocation, its rootedness in society, and the unique bonds that unite its students, researchers and professors. Thanks to Guido Latré, this modest
volume includes a previously unpublished English translation of this essential document of the late Middle Ages.
This book is a compass for the mind.


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Publisher
Presses universitaires de Louvain
Managing editor
Marco Cavalieri,
Contributions by
Nuccio Ordine,
Collection
Language
English
BISAC Subject Heading
HIS035000 HISTORY / Study & Teaching > HIS037010 HISTORY / Europe / Medieval
BIC subject category (UK)
HB History > HBTB Social & cultural history > HBLC1 Medieval history
Onix Audience Codes
01 General / trade
CLIL (Version 2013-2019)
3377 HISTOIRE > 3386 Moyen Age > 3382 Europe
Title First Published
03 October 2019
Subject Scheme Identifier Code
: Histoire
: Histoire des sciences et techniques
: Histoire des Temps Modernes
: Histoire du Moyen Age

Paperback


Publication Date
03 October 2019
ISBN-13
9782875588586
Extent
Main content page count : 134
Code
99376
Dimensions
13.4 x 21.4 cm
Weight
174 grams
Packaging Type
No outer packaging
List Price
21.00 €
ONIX XML
Version 2.1, Version 3

PDF


Publication Date
03 October 2019
ISBN-13
9782875588593
Extent
Main content page count : 134
Code
99376PDF
ONIX XML
Version 2.1, Version 3

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Contents


Preface 7
Cédrick Fairon
Foreword 12
Charles Doyen
Introduction 16
Humanism: an indispensable modern concept
Marco Cavalieri
In praise of useless knowledge 27
Nuccio Ordine
The founding of the University of Louvain 52
A turbulent, unwritten history
Sapientiae Immarcescibilis 55
Founding bull of Studium Generale at Louvain, 9 December 1425
Previously unpublished translation by Guido Latré
Humanists of the University of Louvain 65
Photography credits 132