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  • Italian Renaissance
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    The Italian Renaissance was driven by a force of great strides in humanity. This was a time for a re-awakening of educated thinking, great artistic endeavors, and an empowering factor of humanism to use free will to govern one's future rather than allowing the church to dictate the correct path in life. The city of Florence became the center for much of this activity, where artists and scholars were sponsored royally by like-minded families of great wealth and social power. More emphasis was put...
  • Important To The Renaissance
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    How was the Italian Renaissance an age in which life was a work of art The Renaissance was an important time. It was a time when new ideas were formed, worldly places became more important, and great people became known. All of which paved the way to future inventions, philosophies, and life as we know it. During the Renaissance, new possibilities were explored. One of which was a group of people who called themselves Humanists. Humanism was a movement based on the literature and ideas of ancien...
  • Most Important Changes During The Renaissance
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    The Renaissance During the era known as the Renaissance Europe emerged from its economic troubles of the Middle Ages and experienced a time of financial growth. Also the Renaissance was an age in which artistic, social, scientific and political thought turned in new directions however. The most important changes during the Renaissance were the changes that took place in the way how people viewed themselves and their world. The Renaissance was a rebirth that occurred throughout most of Europe but...
  • Leonardo Da Vinci
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    Leonardo da Vinci Leonardo da Vinci was born on the fifteenth of April, 1452, near the town of Vinci, not far from Florence. He was the son of a Florentine notary, Piero da Vinci, and a young woman named Caterina. Leonardo spent most of his life in Florence and Milan. In 1469 he was apprenticed to Andrea Verrocchio, a leading Renaissance master. Leonardo acquired a variety of skills while he remained at the workshop until 1476. He left Florence for Milan in about 1482 to work for Duke LodovicoSf...
  • Cosimo De Medici
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    The Medici of Florence Jason N Wessels HST 403, Mr Reed Harris-Stowe State College, Spring 1998 1 Introduction The Medici Family ruled over Florence for four generations at the center of the Italian Renaissance. They commissioned some of the world's most celebrated works of art, and propelled Italian thought and philosophy to new heights. They began the first mass movement in Western Europe of examining the past, its antiquities and languages. Politically The Medici were influential and played a...
  • Early Renaissance And Civic Humanism
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    The Early Renaissance, starting in Florence, was the birth place for which civic humanism grew out of. Civic humanism can be seen through the literature and art of Florence. People like Salutati and works of Bruni and Ghiberti clearly exude this movement. Civic humanism was begun by Salutati and Bruni. Both men believed strongly in studying the humanities and glorified Dante, Petrarch, and Boccaccio as the forebears of humanism and declared Florence as the center for the new learning. They stres...
  • Late Middle Ages And Early Renaissance
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    The Era of the Renaissance "Renaissance" is inspired by programs from The Western Tradition Medieval Life [ web ] In the feudal structure of the Middle Ages, the nobles who lived in the country provided the king with protection in exchange for land. Peasants worked the land for the nobles, for which they received protection and their own small parcels of land. These rural peasants worked from sunup to sundown, but even the nobles had few creature comforts. In feudal cities, where there was a sma...
  • Brunelleschi's Dome
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    The revival of perspective and advances in the fields of architecture, art, mathematics, and science are just a few of the accomplishments of Filippo Brunelleschi. Not to mention being named "the father of the Renaissance" and constructing the largest building in Florence of that time period. After completing the book, Brunelleschi's Dome, I have concluded that Brunelleschi was certainly a genius and was one of the key shapers of the Renaissance. He invented new ways of doing things, and his ing...

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