Education and Society in Florentine Tuscany: Teachers, Pupils and Schools, C. 1250-1500, Volume 1

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BRILL, 2007 - History - 838 pages
Scholarship on pre-university education in Italy during the Middle Ages and Renaissance has been dominated by studies of individual towns or by general syntheses of Italy as a whole; in contrast, this work offers not only an archival study of a region but also attempts to discern crucial local variations on a comparative basis. It documents mass literacy in the city of Florence; the school curriculum in the individual Florentine subject towns, as well as in the city of Florence itself; the decline of church education and the rise of lay schools; the development of communal schools in Florentine Tuscany up to 1400; and teachers, schools and pupils in the city of Florence during the fifteenth century.

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Chapter One Literacy in Florence 1427
Chapter Two The school curriculum in Florentine Tuscany and in the city of Florence
Chapter Three The decline of church education and the rise of lay schools in Tuscany
1262 to 1400
Chapter Five Teachers schools and pupils in Florence during the fifteenth century
Appendix One Education in the Florentine Catasto 1427
Appendix Two Education in the Florentine Catasto 1458
Appendix Three Communal schoolteachers in Florence up to 1500
Appendix Four Communal schoolteachers in Florentine Tuscany and Siena up to 1400
Appendix Five Education in unpublished Florentine Ricordanze up to 1507
Appendix Six Education in the matriculation records of the Florentine Company of the Purification
Appendix Seven Additional documents on education in Arezzo discovered since 1996
Appendix Eight Documents on education in Sansepolcro up to 1400
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Robert Black, Ph.D. (1974) in History, University of London, is Professor of Renaissance History at the University of Leeds. He has previously published seven books on the Italian Renaissance, including Humanism and Education in Medieval and Renaissance Italy: tradition and innovation in Latin schools from the twelfth to the fifteenth century (Cambridge University Press, 2001).

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