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Renaissance and Reformation

The Renaissance was very important for stimulating European interest in the Americas. New advances in sailing and navigation led to sailors being brave enough to leave the Mediterranean and...

Latest answer posted November 16, 2019 3:28 pm UTC

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Henry VIII started the English Reformation in order to divorce his first wife, Catherine of Aragon. Their marriage had not produced a male heir, and Henry decided that this was Catherine's fault....

Latest answer posted October 20, 2019 7:29 pm UTC

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The Renaissance, in both northern and southern Europe, was a time of renewed critical thinking. Throughout the previous Medieval period, philosophical thought was tied intrinsically to the...

Latest answer posted July 27, 2019 1:31 pm UTC

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The Protestant Reformation radically shifted the power relationship between Church and State in the Latin West. The best way to understand this is to see it as part of an historical trajectory....

Latest answer posted May 22, 2016 6:55 pm UTC

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The Northern Renaissance is sometimes referred to as the prelude to the Protestant Reformation because it set the stage for the Reformation. It did so mainly in an intellectual sense. As the...

Latest answer posted April 17, 2012 3:45 pm UTC

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The Renaissance refers to a period of time beginning in Italy in the mid-1300's where the intellectuals of society looked back to Greek and Roman cultural elements for inspiration on artistic and...

Latest answer posted December 22, 2014 3:36 am UTC

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In terms of the Renaissance, one could say that humanism was the spark that lit the flame. It was humanism—which in this context means the rediscovery of ancient learning—that inspired this great...

Latest answer posted January 17, 2020 6:42 am UTC

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The religious factors that led to the Reformation included a strong sense, as articulated by Martin Luther and others, that the Roman Catholic Church had strayed too far theologically from the...

Latest answer posted August 24, 2018 2:11 pm UTC

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First, it should be noted that while older histories of science and philosophy, written on a fairly elementary level, emphasize discontinuities, more recent scholarship and scholarly monographs...

Latest answer posted February 2, 2016 4:42 am UTC

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Thinking counterfactually about history is always more an exercise in science fiction or fantasy than something realistic, mainly because the variables aren't independent. For example, you can't...

Latest answer posted March 7, 2016 9:21 am UTC

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A couple of different forms of corruption can be spotted in Albert of Mainz's career. For one thing, Albert was already the bishop of Brandenburg at the age of 24 and then became the Archbishop of...

Latest answer posted December 8, 2013 8:14 am UTC

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These roles did change to some extent. Nobles continued to be extremely important in the military and the government, but the exact nature of their importance changed. In addition, they became...

Latest answer posted April 10, 2012 5:14 pm UTC

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The Leipzig Disputation took place at Pleissenburg Castle in Leipzig, began in June 1519, ended in July, and lasted three weeks, only two years after Martin Luther posted his famous Ninety-Five...

Latest answer posted December 9, 2013 3:30 am UTC

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Actually, the Lutheran church does have bishops and priests and deacons -- that is a hierarchy. They are closer, however, to the pentarchy of orthodoxy and earl Christianity than to the uniquely...

Latest answer posted April 17, 2012 4:08 pm UTC

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An interesting asside is that some historians say Charlemagne was "furious" when he was unexpectedlly crowned the "Roman Emperor" by the Pope. Charlemagne had built his empire without the help of...

Latest answer posted April 19, 2012 8:58 pm UTC

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There are at least two ways to look at this question. On the one hand, we can look at the immediate causes of the Reformation. The Reformation was caused by the unhappiness that Martin Luther felt...

Latest answer posted March 10, 2012 7:34 am UTC

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It is, of course, impossible to know what might have happened. We can only guess about what human minds are capable of. However, it does seem that it would not have been possible for the...

Latest answer posted April 9, 2012 2:19 pm UTC

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Philippa Gregory is an author of historical fiction that actually traces the lives of many of the Renaissance Queens--Anne Boleyn (Second wife of Henry VIII and Elizabeth's mother), Mary (rose to...

Latest answer posted June 27, 2008 4:11 am UTC

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From our perspective today, the Reformation does seem like an obvious outgrowth of the Northern Renaissance. Luther came to his beliefs through close study of the Bible, which was something the...

Latest answer posted April 18, 2012 4:51 pm UTC

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It seems likely that doctrinal reforms might well have arisen from the Northern Renaissance had the Reformation not happened. However, it seems very unlikely that they would have gone very far in...

Latest answer posted April 18, 2012 4:58 pm UTC

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I would say it was a completely new political entity. Being crowned "Roman Emperor" by the Pope was a reach of desperation by the Catholic Church to keep themselves at the seat of power in Europe....

Latest answer posted April 19, 2012 9:00 pm UTC

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It is very difficult to know the reason for this with any certainty. However, a few plausible explanations have been given for the lack of a reformation in Italy. The Pope was in Rome and was...

Latest answer posted February 23, 2012 3:43 am UTC

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Like modern science, the "natural philosophy" of the Renaissance was derived largely from observation. It is well-known that Renaissance humanist thought was deeply informed by classic texts, and...

Latest answer posted May 14, 2013 4:25 pm UTC

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Henry VIII was more than just a man who discarded his wives through murder, divorce and humiliation, he was an intelligent, complex man who became King of England at the age of 18, rather...

Latest answer posted September 19, 2008 11:53 pm UTC

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The Protestant Reformation started out merely as an attempt to reform the Catholic Church and its people. However, it then grew into a full-fledged revolution. When Martin Luther first published...

Latest answer posted October 3, 2012 2:20 am UTC

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Where: The Protestant Reformation was a Northern European and British phenomenon. When: The Protestant Reformation began in 1517 with the promulgation of Martin Luther’s “95 Theses.” The ensuing...

Latest answer posted March 8, 2016 12:01 pm UTC

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Three examples of connections between the theatre of Shakespeare and the political and social/cultural events of the Elizabethan era can be found in the areas of:Role of women: All women in...

Latest answer posted February 2, 2012 5:57 pm UTC

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