The Two Latin Cultures and the Foundation of Renaissance Humanism in Medieval Italy

Ronald Witt

Cambridge University Press, 2012

Witt, a professor emeritus of history, traces the early emergence of humanism in northern Italy in the mid-13th century to the development of a lay intelligentsia in the region, whose participation in the culture of Latin writing fostered the beginnings of the intellectual movement which would eventually revolutionize Europe.

The publisher’s website:http://www.cambridge.org/us/academic/subjects/history/european-history-after-1450/two-latin-cultures-and-foundation-renaissance-humanism-medieval-italy?format=HB&isbn=9780521764742