bonæ litteræ: occasional writing from David Rundle, Renaissance scholar

Humanism in England

The history of Renaissance humanism in England in the fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries has been central to my research since my graduate days in the mid-1990s. From it has also grown other projects, like my on-going investigation of the manuscripts of John Tiptoft, earl of Worcester. At present (October 2010), I am close to the completion of my monograph on early quattrocento humanism and its engagement with the English. The book is tentatively titled England and the Identity of Italian Renaissance Humanism, c. 1400 – c. 1460.

The purpose of the pages collected under this heading is to provide extra resources on the topic which are either not yet available in print or unlikely to be published in hard copy.

The first page to be uploaded is a collection of manuscript descriptions, provided from the appendix to my 1997 doctoral thesis.

Also relevant to this subject is the fourth edition of Roberto Weiss’s Humanism in England during the Fifteenth Century for which I provided the addenda, introduction and appendix. It is available on-line at the Medium Aevum website.


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  1. Thomas Meacham said, on 31 July, 2009 at 8:51 pm

    I am currently writing my doctoral dissertation on Thomas Chaundler and the performance of patronage, death, and epistolary practices in late medieval England. I have found your blog immensely useful (particularly the description of New College MS 288). Thus, I will be very interested in your forthcoming book!

    All Best,
    Thomas Meacham

  2. Zsolt Almási said, on 10 October, 2010 at 5:36 pm

    I am really happy to have come accross with your most fascinating blog. I also work on Renaissance English humanism and Machiavelli’s English reception among many other fields of Tudor studies, and have found numerous interesting thoughts here, so thanks very much for all this.

    Best regards,

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