Date of Award

Fall 1991

Document Type

Restricted Thesis

Terms of Use

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Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts


History Department

First Advisor

Robert S. DuPlessis


Drawing on texts written by classical Roman writers and Christian Church Fathers, Van Brabant analyzes humanist educational works from the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries . She concludes that no monolithic humanist educational program existed in this period; authors incorporated Christian and classical ideals in their writings in a variety of combinations.