The Preachers Agenda: A Dominican Versus the Italian Renaissance

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This article reviews the cultural agenda of the celebrated Dominican preacher Giovanni Dominici (1356-1419) in fifteenth-century Florence. Central issues discussed include Dominici's educational programme, his cultural propaganda, his interest in the visual arts and his opposition to the study of the classics, as expressed in his public popular preaching. The close examination of his cultural agenda discloses Dominici as the most extreme opponent of humanist studies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)462-476
Number of pages15
JournalEuropean Legacy
Issue number5
StatePublished - 4 Jul 2015


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