Early Renaissance By: Miss Chenee Jimenez, III- GreenMr. Jonathan Yu, III-Blue
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Think about it… IF WE ARE IN MEDIEVAL TIMES, HOW WOULD THE PEOPLE INTERPRET THIS CATASTROPHY? (Remember the Bubonic Plague!)How would an atheist intepret this catastrophy? Why?
TARGET…• Define Rennaisance• Analyze the factor that paved the way for Rennaisance• Appreciate the uniqueness of every person/individual
The Legend of the Phoenix• The legend of the Phoenix has been around for centuries. There are a few variations, but the basic idea is this: The Phoenix is a supernatural creature, living for 1000 years. Once that time is over, it builds its own funeral pyre, and throws itself into the flames. As it dies, it is reborn anew, and rises from the ashes to live another 1000 years. Alternatively, it lays an egg in the burning coals of the fire which hatches into a new Phoenix, and the life cycle repeats.
What was the Renaissance?Period following the middle ages (1450-1550)• French word which means “Rebirth” of classical Greece and Rome• Began in Italy• Moved to northern EuropeThe Vitruvian Man by Da Vinci epitomizesthe spirit of Renaissance
Objectives of Renaissance• During the middle ages:• –Find God• – Prove pre-conceived ideas
Objectives of Renaissance• During the Renaissance• –Find man• – Promote learning
"The Renaissance gave birth to the modern era, in that it was in this era that human beings first began to think of themselves as individuals. In the early Middle Ages, people had been happy to see themselves simply as parts of a greater whole – for example, as members of a great family, trade guild, nation, or Church. This communal consciousness of the Middle Ages gradually gave way to the individual consciousness of the Renaissance."• – McGrath, Alister, In the Beginning, Anchor Books (2001), p.38.
Renaissance Mindset• Humanism• Pursuit of individualism• Recognition that humans are creative• –Appreciation of art as a product of man• Basic culture needed for all• Life could be enjoyable• Love of the classical past
Causes of the Renaissance• Lessening of feudalism–Church disrespected–Nobility in chaos–Growth of Middle Classthrough trade• Fall of Constantinople–Greek scholars fled to Italy• Education• Nostalgia among the Italianstorecapture the glory of theRoman
Italian Background• Major city centers– Venice: Republicruled by oligarchy,Byzantine origins– Milan: Visconti andSforza families– Florence (Tuscany):Republic ruled bythe Medici– Papal States: Ruledby the Pope– Kingdom of Naples:King of Aragon
Italian Background• Florence• – Medicis—family of physicians• – Money in banking• – Financed wool trade• – Became defacto rulers of Florence
Italian Background• Lorenzo de Medici• –Poet• – Friend of Michelangelo• –Rebuilt University of Pisa• –Continued to invite scholars to Florence
PETRARCH• Father of humanism• Secularism- stresses man’s interest in his or her way of life based on what was material, particularly the accumulation of wealth through trade.• Individualism- perseverance of a person in the utmost of his or her ability to achieve goals in life
Renaissance Man• Broad knowledge about many things in different fields• Deep knowledge of skill in one area• Able to link areas and create new knowledge