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Müller, Jan-Dirk (2017): 'Wandering' Scholars in the Beginning of Printing. In: Daphnis-Zeitschrift für Mittlere Deutsche Literatur, Vol. 45, No. 43193: pp. 412-426
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The dissemination of humanism depends on personal contacts between individuals. In the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries there was an intense exchange between Germany and the Italian universities. German princes recruited administrators, counselors, and diplomats among Italian humanists. Italian teachers of rhetoric or art tried to make their fortunes north of the Alps. Apollon himself and with him the studia humanitatis are imagined as crossing the mountains.