Hamlet in Wittenberg: Civic and Princely Education in Early Modern Europe
James Hankins (Harvard University) is one of the most acknowledged sholars of the Italian Renaissance and early modernity in general. Besides his highly influential works on civic humanism, he has published a number of books on important figures like Leonardo Bruni as well. Ever since its establishment, he has been the general editor of the I Tatti Renaissance Library, in which new editions and translations of crucial texts of the Italian Renaissance (like the ones of Bruni, Marsilio Ficino or Aurelio Lippi Brandolini) have been published.
Jan Waszink (Leiden University) is an established scholar of early modern Dutch humanism. His most important publications focus on Tacitism in the Netherlands, and on authors like Justus Lipsius or Hugor Grotius. Most recently he published an English translation of Lipsius' Six Books of Politics or Political Instruction.