Academic journal article The Catholic Historical Review

Ad Cognitionem Scientiae Festinare: Gli Studi nell'Universita E Nei Conventi Di Padova Nei Secoli XIII E XIV

Academic journal article The Catholic Historical Review

Ad Cognitionem Scientiae Festinare: Gli Studi nell'Universita E Nei Conventi Di Padova Nei Secoli XIII E XIV

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Ad cognitionem scientiae festinare: Gli studi nell'Universita e nei conventi di Padova nei secoli XIII e XIV By Paolo Marangon. Edited by Tiziana Pesenti. [Contributi alla storia dell'Universita di Padova, 31.] (Trieste: Edizione Lint. 1997. Pp. xxxiii, 531. Lire 82,500 paperback.)

In commemoration of the early death of the young Paduan historian, Paolo Marangon (1947-1984), the Centro per la storia dell'Universita di Padova has published a collection of his essays representative of the scholar's wide-ranging interests in the religious and intellectual life of Padua in the thirteenth and early fourteenth centuries. Marangon knew thoroughly the contents of Padua's archives and libraries, and these essays offer a wealth of material for scholars interested in Italian Aristotelianism, early Italian humanism, and the history of religion and education in late medieval Italy. Marangon's interests in the role of the religious orders in Padua and especially that of Sant'Antonio, its patron saint, are reflected in a series of essays concerned with various aspects of Sant'Antonio's career, with his influence on the devotional, ecclesiastical, and intellectual life of the city, and the contribution of the religious orders to higher education in the city.

In what is his most cited article, "La Quadriga e i Proverbi di maestro Arsegino. Cultura e scuole a Padova prima del 1222" (pp. 2-46), Marangon provides a census of the numerous teachers and scholars at work in the city before the creation of the Studium in 1222 and characterizes the institutional structure of both lay and clerical education in the period. …

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