Homework Help

Describe the difference between Renaissance and Colonialism.

user profile pic

lorindasmith | High School Teacher | Honors

Posted August 20, 2012 at 11:30 AM via web

dislike 0 like

Describe the difference between Renaissance and Colonialism.

3 Answers | Add Yours

user profile pic

etotheeyepi | Student, Undergraduate | Valedictorian

Posted August 20, 2012 at 12:11 PM (Answer #1)

dislike 2 like

Renaissance is a period in time in European history form the 14th to 17th centuries when Europeans rediscovered Latin, Greek, and Arab knowledge.

Colonialism is a policy of a government which can exist at any time. Carthage was a colony or Tyre. South Carolina was a colony of England. Mexico was a colony of Spain. Before that, most of what is now Mexico was colonies of the Aztecs.

Top Answer

user profile pic

thanatassa | College Teacher | (Level 2) Educator Emeritus

Posted August 20, 2012 at 3:49 PM (Answer #2)

dislike 1 like

This is rather like describing the difference between apples and the kitchen sink. The Renaissance, when used with a definite article, refers to a period in Early Modern Europe marked by rapid changes in science, religion, government, and economy. The term means "rebirth" and refers to a revival of classical learning. By analogy, periods of sudden cultural flowerings in other contexts may be referred to by the term the X Renaissance (Harlem, Carolingian, 12th Century, etc.)

Colonialism refers to an wealthy and powerful nation claiming territories and resources of other less well developed nations which are geographically separate without actual conquest of the form that would incorporate the new territory into the old. This Rome conquered Italy in antiquity, but Greece planted colonies in Sicily. The Renaissance was a period in which many European nations became colonial powers.

Sources:

user profile pic

greckah | High School Teacher | eNoter

Posted August 20, 2012 at 3:10 PM (Answer #3)

dislike -3 like

uhm,..renaissance is an era of enlightenment wherein there's a development with CULTURE..it changes, it develops, it progresses. from dark to light...while colonialism has something to do with TERRITORIES...its expansion, system, and features.

Join to answer this question

Join a community of thousands of dedicated teachers and students.

Join eNotes