Cookies Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

The school curriculum in florentine Tuscany and in the city of Florence

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

Mass literacy, as illustrated by the Florentine Catasto of 1427, was the product of a highly developed education system and syllabus. Thefirst stage of the Italian school curriculum consisted of learning to read; the second stage consisted of reading with understanding and memory. The secondary Latin curriculum in Italy was devoted, at the theoretical level, to learn and write in Latin. Thefirst specific information on the school curriculum in what would eventually become Florentine Tuscany is found at Prato in 1248. The earliest documents revealing the overall shape of the reading and grammar curriculum in Tuscany came from Colle Valdelsa. It is indeed extraordinary that Florence, the region's capital city, so to speak, did not emerge as the pacemaker in Latin school education in Tuscany before the late fifteenth century.

Keywords: catasto; Colle Valdelsa; Florentine Tuscany; latin curriculum; literacy; Prato; School Curriculum



Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
    Education and Society in Florentine Tuscany — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation