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The renaissance

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  • 1. The Renaissance
  • 2. What is a Renaissance?
    • Means rebirth
    • Revival of interest in classical Greek & Roman art, literature & learning
    • Began in Italy around the 1300’s
  • 3. What was Humanism?
    • Emphasized the importance of human beings
    • Idea that individuals are good, creative
    • Differed from the church’s view of humans as sinful by nature
    “ There is nothing to be seen more wonderful than man.” Giovanni Pico della Mirandola
  • 4. How was Humanism reflected in politics & art?
    • Civic Humanism: individuals should use their talents to serve their cities
    • Art focused on the beauty of the human form
  • 5. How did Renaissance & Humanist ideas spread to Northern Europe?
    • Education: students in Italy took Humanist ideas back with them
    • New printing technology
    • Johannes Gutenburg invents the printing press
    • Prints the Gutenburg bible
  • 6. How was Northern Humanism different from Italian Humanism?
    • Italian humanism had secular focus
    • Northern humanism had a religious focus
    • Christian Humanism
  • 7. How were Desiderius Erasmus and Sir Thomas More examples of Christian Humaism?
  • 8.
    • Erasmus: focused less on Church ritual & more on devotion to God
    • More: Wrote about an ideal society in Utopia
    • Utopia reflected the idea that people could manage themselves without the church telling them what to do
  • 9. What was the Elizabethan Age?
    • Name for the Renaissance in England
    • Queen Elizabeth I of England took the throne in 1558
    • Encouraged support for poets, playwrights & actors

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