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Toward the end of the Middle Ages there was a renewed interest in those studies that stressed the importance of man his faculties affairs worldly aspirations and well-being The primacy of theology and otherworldliness was over the reductio artium ad theologiam freely reducing everything to theological argument was rejected since it no longer expressed the reality of the new situation that was developing in Europe particularly in Italy Society had been profoundly transformed commerce had expanded and life in the cities had evolved Economic and political power previously in the hands of the ecclesiastical hierarchy and the feudal lords was beginning to be taken over by the city burghers Use of the vernacular languages was becoming widespread The new society needed another kind of education and different educational structures the burghers required new instruments with which to express themselves and found the old medieval universities inadequate The educational institutions of humanism had their origin in the schools set up in the free cities in the late 13th and the 14th centuries schools designed to answer to the needs of the new urban population that was beginning to have greater economic importance in society The pedagogical thought of the humanists took these transformations of society into account and worked out new theories that often went back to the classical Greek and Latin traditions it was not however a servile imitation of the pedagogical thought and institutions of the classical world The Renaissance of the classical world and the educational movements it gave rise to were variously expressed in different parts of Europe and at various times from the 14th to the 17th century there was a connecting thread but there were also many differences What the citizens of the Florentine republic needed was different from what was required by princes in the Renaissance courts of Italy or in other parts of Europe Common to both however was the rejection of the medieval tradition that did not
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