By Rudolph Pfeiffer
Taking on the tale with the revival of classical stories encouraged by way of Petrarch, Pfeiffer describes the achievements of the Italian humanists and the idependent flow in Holland that culminated in Erasmus and the German scholar-reformers. He strains the advance of classical scholarship within the nations of Western Europe during the subsequent 2 hundred years, with specific realization to sixteenth-century France and eighteenth-century England, and concludes with an account of the recent procedure made by means of Winckelmann and his successors in Germany.
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