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There seemed almost no limit to possibility and expectation, and men looked forward to an almost immediate future when all branches of knowledge would recover there's pristine beauty; when Roman eloquence would be restored and a beneficial knowledge of Greek firmly reestablished; when the studia humanitatis, coupled with a revived and purer Christianity, would become the common treasure of a cultivated elite. Early sixteenth-century men faced the future with confidence and hope. (81)

Just as Copernicus had shown that the earth was not necessarily the center of the universe, as Vasco da Gama and Columbus had shown that Europe was not necessarily the center of the world, as Luther was to prove that Rome was not necessarily the center of Christian Europe. (87)

Humanist propaganda tirelessly insisted that nobles could claim no offices simply by right of birth. Only education--a humanist education--could fit a man to be a judge, councilor, governor, or military commander. Education had, in fact, become an avenue to power and influence for laymen, and many among the nobility recognized to power and influence for laymen. (107)

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