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Hieronymus Wolf
Hieronymus Wolf

Hieronymus Wolf (15161580) was a sixteenth century German historian and humanist, most famous for introducing a system Byzantine historiography that eventually became the standard in works of medieval Greek history. Image File history File links Hieronymus_wolf2. ... Image File history File links Hieronymus_wolf2. ... // Events March - With the death of Ferdinand II of Aragon, his grandson Charles of Ghent becomes King of Spain as Carlos I. July - Selim I of the Ottoman Empire declares war on the Mameluks and invades Syria. ... Events March 1 - Michel de Montaigne signs the preface to his most significant work, Essays. ... (15th century - 16th century - 17th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 16th century was that century which lasted from 1501 to 1600. ... A historian is a person who studies history. ... Humanism is a system of thought that defines a socio-political doctrine (-ism) whose bounds exceed those of locally developed cultures, to include all of humanity and all issues common to human beings. ... The Middle Ages formed the middle period in a traditional schematic division of European history into three ages: the classical civilization of Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and modern times. ...


His life

Born at Ottingen, Germany, as a student of Philipp Melanchthon Hieronymus was educated according to the ideals of the rising humanist movement and studied extensively Greek and Latin works. He managed to secure the position of secretarian and librarian in the newly established public library of Augsburg in 1537, where he would be given the chance to study and translate numerous ancient and medieval Greek authors making them accessible to German academics. He made his reputation as a scholar of Isocrates and first published an edition of him at Paris in 1551. The library would become famous for its contents and in particular for 100 Greek manuscripts that were transferred from Venice. Later on, under the scholarly direction of Hieronymus Wolf and others, the library became a research center of both respect and quality throughout Europe. Portrait of Philipp Melanchthon, by Lucas Cranach the Elder. ... Humanism is a system of thought that defines a socio-political doctrine (-ism) whose bounds exceed those of locally developed cultures, to include all of humanity and all issues common to human beings. ... Augsburg is a city in south-central Germany. ... For the span of recorded history starting roughly 5,000-5,500 years ago, see Ancient history. ... The Middle Ages formed the middle period in a traditional schematic division of European history into three ages: the classical civilization of Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and modern times. ... Isocrates (436–338 BC), Greek rhetorician. ... Europe is conventionally considered one of the seven continents of Earth which, in this case, is more a cultural and political distinction than a physiographic one. ...


His work

Hieronymus continued to work in Augsburg's library, but his life's work would be outside the traditional fields proponed by humanism. Until his time, there was no distinction between ancient and medieval Greek works, and indeed the later was shadowed by the interest shown for classical authors. Rather, interest would be stirred from a different direction, that of discovering and explaining the history that lead to the conquest of virtually all of eastern Europe by the Ottomans, whom Wolf would live during their Siege of Vienna. He focused primarily on Greek history and published his work in 1557 under the title of Corpus Historiae By­zantinae, and was more a collection of Byzantine sources, rather than a comprehensive history. Nevertheless, the impact of his work on the long term was massive for it would set the foundations for upcoming medieval Greek histories. Humanism is a broad category of active ethical philosophies that affirm the dignity and worth of all people, based on our ability to determine what is right using the qualities innate to humanity, particularly rationality. ... The Ottoman Empire at the height of its power Imperial motto El Muzaffer Daima The Ever Victorious (as written in tugra) Official language Ottoman Turkish Capital İstanbul ( Constantinople/Asitane/Konstantiniyye ) Sovereigns Sultans of the Osmanli Dynasty Population ca 40 million Area 12+ million km² Establishment 1299 Dissolution October 29, 1923... The Siege of Vienna of 1529, as distinct from the Battle of Vienna in 1683, represented the farthest Westward advance into Central Europe of the Ottoman Empire, and of all the clashes between the armies of Christianity and Islam might be signaled as the battle that finally stemmed the previously...


In the early 17th century, king Louis XV of France prompted for the assemblage of all Byzantine works and called several renowned scholars from around the world to participate in this effort. Hieronymus' Corpus would be used to build upon. The result was an immense 34 volume Corpus Historiae Byzantinae with paralleled Greek text and Latin translation in it. This edition popularized the term Byzantine and established it in historical studies. Louis XV (February 16, 1710 – May 10, 1774), called the Well-Beloved (French: le Bien-Aimé), was King of France from 1715 to 1774. ...


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Hieronymus Wolf - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (432 words)
Hieronymus Wolf (1516–1580) was a sixteenth century German historian and humanist, most famous for introducing a system Byzantine historiography that eventually became the standard in works of medieval Greek history.
Born at Ottingen, Germany, as a student of Philipp Melanchthon Hieronymus was educated according to the ideals of the rising humanist movement and studied extensively Greek and Latin works.
Hieronymus continued to work in Augsburg's library, but his life's work would be outside the traditional fields proponed by humanism.
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Hieronymus seconded the approval of an advance of $8,883.68 from the General Fund to Ohio Reads in June 2005 and the return to the General Fund in July 2005.
Wolf explained she had requested the funds in June; however they were not received until July, so it was necessary to advance the money.
Hieronymus seconded the following Resolution: The Ohio Department of Education allows school systems to grant high school credit for courses taught in 8th grade as long as the teacher is high school certified and the curriculum taught in the 8th grade is equivalent to the high school curriculum.
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