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Identify at least three characteristics of humanism, either Classical or Christian humanism

Identify at least three characteristics of humanism, either Classical or Christian humanism

To identify and evaluate the characteristics of humanism.

Theme

The theme of this module’s discussion is class and culture.

Readings

From Sources for Cultures of the West, please read the following:

12.1 Petrarcha, “Letter to Posterity”
12.3 Machiavelli, “Discourses on Livy”
12.4 Erasmus, “Letter to a Friend,” “Julius Excluded from Heaven,” and “Introduction to the Gospels”
12.7 Francesco Guicciardini, “Florence under Lorenzo De’ Medici”
Directions

After completing this module’s readings, please complete the following:

Identify at least three characteristics of humanism, either Classical or Christian humanism, as described in the textbook, in at least one of the four primary sources that you are required to read for this module.

When you have completed your response, please respond to at least one other classmate’s post. You can engage in friendly debate or add additional analysis and points to your classmate’s post.

Note: You will not be able to view your classmates’ posts until you make your first post.

Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length, but not exceed 500 words. Your response to your classmate’s post should be at least 2-3 substantive sentences.