Christopher Carlsmith, the author, demonstrates the issues that have been faced among the students and the schools during the Renaissance. Two main issues that conflicted among the students and the schools were educating and disciplining students who were in between 1500s and 1650s. The author's thesis is very clear that the significance of education towards the students was important during the Renaissance. However, the significance of education became not as important as the significance of obedience and disciplinary. The number of young male students' misconducts increased. Rules in the schools or universities were enforced much more strictly during the Renaissance, but there but some exceptions. As a result, the students during the Renaissance were able to become successful by following the disciplines that their schools have.
The thesis starts out with how the misbehaviors are important.The importance of obedience and disciplinary was promoted by the MIA, or Misericordia Maggiore. The MIA officially hired three deputies. These deputies dealt with disciplinary issues, helped out students to rent a house, and recorded the names of students who had received a degree. Even with deputies, the students misbehaved. In this case, the MIA did something in order for them to not misbehave. For example, Ludovico dei Conti di Calepio was a student during the Renaissance. "The MIA suspended his stipend for a minimum of two months because he had invited certain foreign students to sleep inside the college.
Even worse, these students had organized a party where dancing had occurred."(pg.155) However, after he had showed his errors, the MIA decided to award him seven ducats(coin money) to pay his rent. In another case, a student named Gratarolo was said to be misbehaving. "Gratarolo was involved in a scandal concerning particular behavior, speeches, and letters of his.
The confraternity immediatedly investigated…