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Considers the part of clerics, both from Italy and outside it, in the 15th century renaissance of geography, and shows a co-operation between laymen and clerics in which the Church played a significant, even initiatory, role. Two broad themes are emphasized: the reception of the major Greek geographers, Ptolemy (known from 1397) and Strabo (known from 1423), and the immediate effects of this reception. Geography did not depend upon philosophies or attitudes which could be considered as striking at the foundations of Christianity, and as a result clerics made a major contribution both to scholarship and to the development of the modern world.