Ramón y Cajal | History of Communication in the Renaissance

This project examines the way in which the first generations of humanists created an intellectual space in which dissent and dispute were regarded as legitimate tools for studying the texts of the past and, in general, any subject on which there was no consensus.

The recovery of sources that historiography has neglected or treated independently allows us to reconstruct the sophisticated strategy of textual analysis developed by some Italian and European humanists in the early fifteenth century and the articulation of clearly defined conventions for intellectual exchange on these questions. The project examines the genesis and development of this intellectual space and the impact it would eventually have on the religious thought of the time.

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Financiación: MICINN, RYC2018-024935-I