Portuguese language and literature in Rennaissance: the influence of Erasmus
Rennaissance in Portugal is characterized by a very close connection with European humanists and the new ideas about religion and daily practices. In this debate, Portuguese humanists reflected upon the thoughts of major authors like Erasmus. So, language and literature became not only a return to the classics, but also a domain for discussion regarding Christianity and the approaches that came from abroad. However, Portugal received these ideas until the Inquisition arrived. After that, humanists became more carefull and avoided the ideas of Erasmus. The case of the Portuguese humanist Pedro Sanches shows us all this: the classic influence, the sympathy for Erasmus and the slow departure to other themes, less dangerous and more focused on language and literature.
Key words: Portuguese Rennaissance, Language and Literature, Humanism, Erasmus, Pedro Sanches.
|Title:||Portuguese language and literature in Rennaissance: the influence of Erasmus|
|Journal Name:||International Journal of Science and Business|
|ISSN:||ISSN 2520-4750 (Online), ISSN 2521-3040 (Print)|
|Date of Publication:||02/12/2019|
|Paper Type:||Research Paper|
Cite This Article:
Cardoso, L. (2019). Portuguese language and literature in Rennaissance: the influence of Erasmus. International Journal of Science and Business, 3(6), 309-318. doi: https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3559843
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About Author (s)
Luis Cardoso, PhD, Full Professor, Polytechnic Institute of Portalegre and Centre for Comparative Studies – University of Lisbon, Portugal.