The words Romanism
are used in three different contexts.
Romanism was a word used as a derogatory term for Roman Catholicism
in the past when anti-Catholicism was more common in the United States
and the United Kingdom
. It is still used, though rarely, by anti-Catholics.
In the academic fields of classical studies
and ancient history
, a Romanist
can also be a scholar of Ancient Rome
Flemish school of painters
was also the name of a Flemish
school of painters from the beginning of the 16th century
, the greatest of which was Jan Gossaert
. They were among the first Flemish painters
to be influenced by the Italian Renaissance
. The Guild of Romanists
was a mostly 17th century society of Antwerp
painters and humanists who had visited Rome.
See also : Northern Renaissance.