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  • Renaissance Artists And Philosophers
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    The impact of the Renaissance on Europe Jacob Burckhardt best describes the renaissance as the prototype of the modern world, for it was the period between the fourteenth and fifteenth century in Italy, when the base of modern civilisation was formed. It was mainly through the revival of ancient learning that new scientific values first began to overthrow traditional religious beliefs. People started to accept a new rational and objective approach to reality and most important of all to rediscov...
  • Early Northern Renaissance Painters
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    World Civilization I The Renaissance / Italy's Decline Identification: The Renaissance / Italy's Decline Definition: The period in European civilization immediately following the Middle Ages, conventionally held to have been characterized by a surge of interest in classical learning and values. Set in the city-states of Italy in the fourteenth, fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, the constant uncertainty, both economic and political, and extreme volatility of the historical situation provided the...
  • Most Important Element Of The Northern Renaissance
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    Renaissance is a French word meaning "rebirth". It came from those who thought of the Middle Ages as a dark time from which the human spirit had to be awakened. The Renaissance marked a new era in thought and feeling, by which Europe and its institutions were to be transformed in the long run. The revelations that occurred in Italy influenced other countries for at least 200 years. Outside of Italy the Renaissance was more a blend of the old and the new with religion being the most important fac...
  • Reformation Of The Catholic Church
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    The Effects of The Renaissance on Western Civilization There were four main effects of the Renaissance on Western Civilization. First, is the rise of new kind of scholar the humanist. Humanists were concerned with culture and philosophy. They studied art, music, mathematics, literature, and language. Art played an important role in the Renaissance. Many new artists arose, such as Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Remi. The humanist approach to theology and scripture may be traced from the Ita...
  • Major Intellectual And Artistic Center Of Italy
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    Italy (Italian Italia), republic in southern Europe, bounded on the north by Switzerland and Austria; on the east by Slovenia and the Adriatic Sea; on the south by the Ionian Sea and the Mediterranean Sea; on the west by the Tyrrhenian Sea, the Ligurian Sea, and the Mediterranean Sea; and on the northwest by France. It comprises, in addition to the Italian mainland, the Mediterranean islands of Elba, Sardinia, and Sicily and many lesser islands. Enclaves within mainland Italy are the independent...
  • Most Famous Artists Of The Time
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    Renaissance Renaissance was more than just a time period, it was a state of mind. No longer did the world think in turns of conquering, power, and the catholic church. It was a time of change politically, socially, economically, and culturally. The arts were explored, and the minds of many were expanded. The boundaries of mankind have been stretched and it was for the good. The ways of Middle Ages were replaced. The medieval scholars debated the nature of life after death. Renaissance thinkers w...
  • Ancient Greek Scripts
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    The renaissance in Italy that took place in the 1300's was an explosion of ideas and art. In a short period if time it seemed like a thousand things were happening that were new. Or at least that's what the people that lived in Italy at this time thought. They were there to watch first-hand as politics, art, and science turned in a new direction. But was it really a new direction? Was it just coincidence that this was the exact time that the ancient Greek scripts were just beginning to filter ba...
  • Long Lived Achievement Of The Italian Renaissance
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    The Rebirth As early as about 1350 in Italy, representations of a new cultural movement, usually called the Renaissance, began to challenge certain basic medieval assumptions and offer alternatives to medieval modes of literary and artistic expression. By around 1500 Renaissance ideals not only had triumphed fully in Italy, but also were spreading to northern Europe where they were re conceived to produce the highly influential movement of Christian humanism. The widespread modern idea that a "R...
  • Art Of The Renaissance
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    The elimination of at least half of all Europeans was a tragic event, but the Black Death brought about one of the greatest eras of all time: the Renaissance. It was an improvement from the state of the Middle Ages which was often called the "Dark Ages" and it was by no means an over glorified period of time. The Renaissance, meaning 'rebirth' originated in Northern Italy and that's where the majority of the changes took place. There was a decline of the feudal system during this time and indivi...
  • Courtesans In The Italian Renaissance Prostitution
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    Independent Women: Courtesans In The Italian Renaissance Independent Women: Courtesans In The Italian Renaissance Prostitution is normally thought of as anyone who sells his or her body for money. In this century, no distinction is put on the class level of the prostitute or on how much or how little he or she earns, they are still considered just a common prostitute. This was not true of 16th century Italy, though. In this age, prostitution was a legal business and class lines were of great imp...

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