Humanisme et Renaissance, portal presentation

Founded by Eugénie Droz in 1950, the collection Travaux d’Humanisme et Renaissance has brought together more than 550 titles in sixty-five years. It is the most important collection of sources and studies on Humanism (Politien, Ficin, Erasmus, Budé…), the French Reformation (Lefèvre d’Etaples, Calvin, Farel, Beza…), the Renaissance (literary and artistic, Hieronymus Bosch or Rabelais, Ronsard or Primaticcio), as well as the medicine, science, philosophy, book history, and all forms of knowledge and human activity from the long sixteenth century, roughly from 1450 to the death of Henry IV, the threshold of the classical age. Travaux d’Humanisme et Renaissance is the flagship collection for Librairie Droz.

In addition to Travaux d’Humanisme et Renaissance, this site contains texts on the Renaissance, as well as the Cahiers d’Humanisme et Renaissance, and, all that Droz has and will publish on the Renaissance.

Droz publishes two other sites, one dedicated to the works in the collection Textes Littéraires Français, the other on texts by and studies on Calvin.

The Centre national du livre supported the development of this website, as well as the digitization of the first 400 texts in the collection.


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