Imagine being a law student in France in 1320. At school you have to study logic, but you find it boring. Education shouldn’t just be about careers, you think.
It should provide beautiful poetry, moving stories, and wise philosophy. You like the writings of ancient Greece and Rome. They tell you about history, politics, and living a good life on Earth. They are not just about salvation. Your name is Petrarch, and you’re one of the first humanists.
Petrarch’s ideas were not like those of medieval thinkers. Let’s see how people’s thinking changed during the Renaissance.