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The Renaissance

The Renaissance was a cultural movement that initially began in Florence, Italy, but later spread throughout Europe. It started around 1350 and ended around 1600. During the Renaissance (a word...

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The major change in education during the Renaissance had to do with making education serve the purpose of the humanists. This meant that education was aimed much more towards secular purposes than...

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The subject matter of art changed significantly during the Renaissance. Previously, the subject matter of European art was Christianity, especially scenes from the Bible chosen specifically for...

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It may seem strange to suggest that Luther was a figure of the Renaissance, with its inquiring spirit and its taste for classical models of learning. Yet the appellation of Luther as Renaissance...

Latest answer posted October 17, 2017, 7:14 am (UTC)

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The term "renaissance" means rebirth. The focus was on the rebirth of classical ideas and artistic works. The works of art of the period often reflect classical themes, including depictions of...

Latest answer posted March 28, 2012, 2:13 am (UTC)

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It may not be an exaggeration to say that everything we have in our modern political and economic system is due to the Scientific Revolution.From the foundation laid by great thinkers like Francis...

Latest answer posted January 14, 2016, 2:15 am (UTC)

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The term "Renaissance" literally means "rebirth." The Renaissance refers to the period in Europe beginning in the 15th century CE. It followed the Middle Ages, which began after the fall of the...

Latest answer posted September 21, 2016, 7:52 pm (UTC)

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The Renaissance was unquestionably a period of change, but the query asks if it was a period revolutionary change. I would focus on the word "revolutionary." It is a strong term, meaning radical...

Latest answer posted October 7, 2018, 1:40 pm (UTC)

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Galileo was the towering scientist of his age, much as Einstein was in the twentieth century. If, as we should, we associate the Renaissance with the beginning of the movement from the centrality...

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The Renaissance (the word means “rebirth”) is generally understood to have started during the 14th century and lasted until the mid-16th century. This marked the transition between the Medieval or...

Latest answer posted May 2, 2016, 4:13 pm (UTC)

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During Italy's trade with the Muslim world, classical texts that had been lost to Europe were reintroduced to European society. Works by ancient Greek writers such as Aristotle resurfaced in...

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One of the most important themes of the Renaissance was man's greater control of the world around him. Once the fruits of antiquity became available for the first time in centuries, whole new...

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One way of addressing the dark side of the Renaissance is to look at the Euro-centric concept as an outgrowth of early globalization. The mineral wealth, especially silver, extracted from the New...

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There are myriad explanations for the Renaissance (ca 1300–1600). The term "Renaissance" literally means "rebirth." What was reborn? An interest in ancient Greek and Roman literature, science, and...

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Pico della Mirandola contributed to Renaissance thinking most notably in his The Oration on the Dignity Of Man. In this work, he shows a shift away from the medieval notion of describing humankind...

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During the late 14th century and into the 15th century, Italy emerged from the Dark Ages into a period of rebirth, referred to as the Renaissance. One of the characteristics of this age was renewed...

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The effect of Renaissance humanism on Church reform was largely indirect. Humanist thinkers such as Erasmus had long criticized the Church for its rampant corruption and superstitious practices....

Latest answer posted September 19, 2018, 6:54 am (UTC)

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The term Rinascimento was used by some Italian historians and critics during the period we associate with the Renaissance. Giorgio Vasari is believed by historians to have been the first to use the...

Latest answer posted August 8, 2012, 2:35 pm (UTC)

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Renaissance humanism was a movement that began in Italy with a "rebirth" of classical learning. There were three simultaneous sources of thus rebirth. First, scholars such as Petrarch were combing...

Latest answer posted April 27, 2012, 3:36 pm (UTC)

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The Renaissance did not begin on a specific date and started at different times in different places. One popular theory is that it started in Italy, more specifically Florence. One theory concludes...

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Public playhouses were an important part of the social and artistic landscape of Renaissance England. Although they were places where people from all parts of society gathered, their physical...

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If you look back towards the Medieval Era, you will find that the Medieval Church tended to be the most powerful institution in Europe. As you look towards the Renaissance, you'll find that it...

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The Renaissance period, in England, began in the 1400s and ended in the 1600s. During these two centuries, many royal houses ruled. The House of Lancaster Henry the IV, V, and VI ruled England...

Latest answer posted June 18, 2012, 11:30 pm (UTC)

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The spread of yersinia pestis from China to Europe via the Mongols along the silk route into Europe killed an estimated thirty to sixty percent of fourteenth-century Europeans, marking the low...

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Many of the features of Renaissance art depended on a change in the economic and cultural ideas influencing graphic representation. The first major shift in focus had to do with the influence of...

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The Renaissance is a historical period that ushered in the “rebirth” of values in science, art, politics, and commerce in 14th–16th-century Europe. Coming from feudalism in the Middle Ages, the...

Latest answer posted June 25, 2019, 4:28 am (UTC)

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The Renaissance ultimately became a European movement, but it had its roots in Italy. Education thrived in Italy's rich urban centers, and Italian thinkers sought to rediscover the glory of ancient...

Latest answer posted June 29, 2019, 6:42 pm (UTC)

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It is very hard to generalize about the political systems of each of these times because there were great differences between the systems of various states in each of these times. What one might...

Latest answer posted February 19, 2012, 7:46 am (UTC)

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The magnetic compass was known to the Chinese since at least the second century BCE. However, it was not used as a tool for maritime navigation until sometime after the ninth century CE. Before...

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