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    What was the renaissance? What was the renaissance? Presentation Transcript

    • What was the Renaissance?
    • Renaissance = Rebirth• 1400-1600 new period of learning and creativity in Europe• intellectual, artistic, and economic changes• new attitude of enquiring: questioning approach to the world (Greeks and Romans) replaces the unquestioning one, typical of the Middle Ages (and led by the Catholic Church)
    • Where did the Renaissance begin?• The European Renaissance began in northern Italy, and was based in three independent cities; Florence, Venice, and Milan.• The Renaissance ideas would eventually spread into northern Europe as Spain and France fought with each other in Italian lands.
    • Renaissance: geographical influences (I)Classical knowledge brought into Europe via:• Silk Road (exotic products trade, ideas from India and China)
    • Renaissance: geographical influences (II)Classical knowledge brought into Europe via:• Contact with Muslims in Spain (preserved and reinterpreted Ancient Age philosophy) ©2004 Wadsworth, a division of Thomson Learning, Inc. Thomson Learning™ is a trademark used herein under license.
    • Renaissance: geographical influences (III)Classicalknowledgebrought intoEurope via:Ottoman TurksconquerByzantineEmpire: scholarsflee to Italy withancient texts ofthe Greeks andRomans
    • Renaissance in Europe
    • Tempio di Vesta, Rome, 205 AD. As the most important temple of Ancient Rome
    • Renaissance: Sources• Classics were important because: – satisfied increasing need for practical knowledge – supported involvement in urban affairs – pre-Christian, so didn’t require all emphasis to be on afterlife
    • The Renaissance way of thinkingArchitecture
    • The Renaissance way of thinkingPhilospohy
    • The Renaissance way of thinkingScience
    • The Renaissance way of thinkingArt
    • The Renaissance way of thinkingMedicine