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1) Valla, Lorenzo. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Valla knew Greek and Latin well and was chosen by Pope Nicholas V to translate Herodotus and Thucydides into Latin. From his earliest works, he was an ardent spokesman...

2) Constantine, Donation of. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Constitutum Constantini, forged document, probably drafted in the 8th cent. It purported to be a grant by Roman Emperor Constantine I of great temporal power in Italy...

3) humanism. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...The term was originally restricted to a point of view prevalent among thinkers in the Renaissance. The distinctive characteristics of Renaissance humanism were its...

4) Nicholas V, pope. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Nicholas V, pope, 1397-1455, pope (1447-55), an Italian named Tommaso Parentucelli, b. probably Sarzana, Liguria; successor of Eugene IV. From Eugene IV he inherited...

5) Reformation. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Western Europe in the 16th cent. It arose from objections to doctrines and practices in the medieval church (see Roman Catholic Church) and ultimately led to the...

6) Italian literature. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Italian literature, writings in the Italian language, as distinct from earlier works in Latin and French. 1 The Thirteenth CenturyThe first Italian vernacular literature...

7) history. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...The diverse sources of history include books, newspapers, printed documents, personal papers, and other archival records, artifacts, and oral accounts. Historians...

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