Chapter 4. Cities of the Mind: Renaissance Views of Early Christian Culture and the End of Antiquity

  1. Philip Rousseau
  1. Mark Vessey Principal Professor

Published Online: 9 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444306101.ch4

A Companion to Late Antiquity

A Companion to Late Antiquity

How to Cite

Vessey, M. (2009) Cities of the Mind: Renaissance Views of Early Christian Culture and the End of Antiquity, in A Companion to Late Antiquity (ed P. Rousseau), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444306101.ch4

Editor Information

  1. Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Early Christian Studies, The Catholic University of America, USA

Author Information

  1. University of British Columbia, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 9 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 30 JAN 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405119801

Online ISBN: 9781444306101

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Keywords:

  • science of antiquities;
  • Renaissance views of early Christian culture;
  • Renaissance antiquarianism missing its rendezvous with history writ large (Cochrane 1981: 423–44);
  • translation and revision of St. Jerome;
  • Petrarch in double time - dilemmas of poet-historian;
  • After Petrarch - new literary histories;
  • From Roman Empire to Republic of Letters - Lorenzo Valla;
  • living monuments - Erasmus on the Christian Classics;
  • Renaissance without Rome - the prospect of late antiquity

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • A Science of Antiquities

  • The Translation and Revision of St. Jerome

  • Petrarch in Double Time: Dilemmas of a Poet-Historian

  • After Petrarch: New Literary Histories

  • From Roman Empire to Republic of Letters: Lorenzo Valla

  • Living Monuments: Erasmus on the Christian Classics

  • A Renaissance without Rome; or, The Prospect of Late Antiquity

  • Bibliographical Note