The Scholar

Tracey A. Sowerby

in Renaissance and Reform in Tudor England

Published in print April 2010 | ISBN: 9780199584635
Published online May 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191723162 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Historical Monographs

The Scholar

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This chapter traces Morison's education and the main influences on him in the years to 1536. It examines the syllabus he followed at Cardinal College, Oxford and argues that Morison was converted to evangelical beliefs during his time there. Morison's time at Padua University is also analysed and his academic interests, which embraced civil law, theology and Greek, are traced. Morison's connections to important intellectual figures such as Reginald Pole and Thomas Starkey are discussed, as is his interest in the works of several Italian humanists. The focus then shifts from Morison's humanistic education to how Morison's humanism worked in practice. The extensive corpus on which Morison drew when writing is analysed, as are his attitudes towards language and translation.

Keywords: education; Oxford; Padua; humanism; translation

Chapter.  11219 words. 

Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700)

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