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General Reading

Black, Robert, 'The Renaissance and Humanism: definitions and origins', in Jonathan Woolfson (ed.), Palgrave Advances in Renaissance Historiography (Basingstoke, 2005), pp. 97-117.

Kohl, Benjamin G., and Ronald G. Witt (eds), The Earthly Republic: Italian Humanists on Government and Society (Philadelphia, 1978)

Kristeller, P.O., ‘Humanism and Scholasticism in the Italian Renaissance’, Byzantion 17 (1944-45), 346-374 [Reprinted in P.O. Kristeller, Renaissance Thought: The Classic, Scholastic, and Humanistic Strains (New York, 1961), pp. 92-119, 153-66]

Mazzocco, Angelo, ed., Interpretations of Renaissance Humanism (Leiden, 2006)

Kraye, Jill, ed. The Cambridge Companion to Renaissance Humanism (Cambridge, 1996).


Branca, Vittore, ‘Ermolao Barbaro and Late Quattrocento Venetian Humanism’, in Renaissance Venice, ed. J.R. Hale (London, 1973), pp. 218–243.

Branca, Vittore, (ed.), Umanesimo europeo e umanesimo Veneziano. M; QS. Cont.1134 g.2; Cini.

Branca, Vittore, ‘L’umanesimo’, in Storia di Venezia, vol. 4, Il Rinascimento. Politica e cultura, ed. Alberto Tenenti and Ugo Tucci (Rome, 1996)

Branca, Vittore, La sapienza civile. Studi sull’umanesimo a Venezia.

Chavasse, Ruth, ‘The studia humanitatis and the making of a humanist career: Marcantonio Sabellico’s exploitation of humanist literary genres’, Renaissance Studies 17.1 (2003), 27–38. Blackwell

Cox, Virginia, 'Rhetoric and Humanism in Quattrocento Venice', Renaissance Quarterly 56 (2003), 652-9. JSTOR

Finlay, Robert, ‘Politics and History in the Diary of Marino Sanuto’, Renaissance Quarterly 33 (1980), 585-98. JSTOR

Gilbert, Felix, ‘Humanism in Venice’ in Florence and Venice: Comparisons and Relations, 2 vols (1979-80), vol. I, pp. 13-26. [Extract in Robert Black (ed.), Renaissance Thought: A Reader (London, ), pp. 265-74] War.

King, Margaret L., Venetian Humanism in an Age of Patrician Dominance (Princeton, 1986). War.

King, Margaret L., 'Personal, Domestic, and Republican Values in the Moral Philosophy of Giovanni Caldiera', Renaissance Quarterly 28.4 (1975): 535-74.

King, Margaret L., ''The Venetian Intellectual World', in Dursteler, A Companion to Venetian History, 1400-1797 (Leiden, 2013).

Logan, Oliver, Culture and Society in Venice, 1470-1790. War.

Maglaque, Erin, 'Humanism and Colonial Governance in the Venetian Aegean: The Case of Giovanni Bembo,' Journal of Early Modern History 19 (2015), 45-70.

Ross, Sarah Gwyneth, Everyday Renaissances: The Quest for Cultural Legitimacy in Venice (Cambridge, MA, 2016)