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The renaissance in world history perspective

  1. 1. THE RENAISSANCE IN WORLD HISTORY PERSPECTIVE ULSTER COMMUNITY COLLEGE- JUNE 2011- DR. THOMAS MOUNKHALL- MOUNKHALL@AOL.COM
  2. 2. RENAISSANCE CANON IN EUROPEAN AND U.S. HISTORY <ul><li>1. First Secular Political Theory in Western European History- Machiavelli- c. 1515c.e. </li></ul><ul><li>2. Man as the Center of Attention-Humanism- Vitruvian Man- Da Vinci- c. 1500 c.e. </li></ul><ul><li>3. Humanist Architecture- Brunelleschi’s Dome at Duomo, Florence- c. 1430 c.e. </li></ul><ul><li>4. Beginning of Modern Western European Realistic Art- Michelangelo- Pieta- c. 1530c.e. </li></ul>
  3. 7. WORLD HISTORY PERSPECTIVE <ul><li>How Does the Renaissance Fit into the Global Context of the Early Modern Period? </li></ul><ul><li>1. Hindu-Arabic Numbers </li></ul><ul><li>2. Long Distance Trade- Italian City States </li></ul><ul><li>3.Crusades </li></ul><ul><li>4. Mongol Yam and Ottomans in Constantinople </li></ul><ul><li>5. Ocean Exploration- Portuguese and Spanish </li></ul>
  4. 18. RENAISSANCE IN NUEVA ESPANA <ul><li>1. Influence of Vitruvius- c. 30 b.c.e. </li></ul><ul><li>2. Influence of Alberti- 1452 c.e. </li></ul><ul><li>3. Influence of Pienza, Tuscany- c. 1460 c.e. </li></ul>
  5. 22. SANTO DOMINGO OAXACA CITY C. 1660 c.e. <ul><li>1. Shell niches </li></ul><ul><li>2. Vitruvian- Alberti Column Proportion </li></ul><ul><li>3. Roman Barrel Vault </li></ul><ul><li>4. Roman Arches- Side Chapels </li></ul>
  6. 26. ZOCALO, OAXACA CITY-c. 1550 c.e. <ul><li>1. Cathedral </li></ul><ul><li>2. Governor’s Palace </li></ul><ul><li>3. Colonnade </li></ul><ul><li>4. Open Space for Human Activity </li></ul>
  7. 30. MENTAL MAPS OF THE WORLD <ul><li>1. Pre-Columbus Flat Map- c.1470 c.e. </li></ul><ul><li>2. Post Columbus Renaissance Globe- c. 1510 c.e. </li></ul>
  8. 33. CONCLUSIONS <ul><li>1. Renaissance- Very Important in Western European and U.S. History </li></ul><ul><li>2. World Historians See the Renaissance in the Context of Contemporary Global Events </li></ul><ul><li>3. Renaissance in Global Context has Examples of Many Central World History Themes: Long Distance Trade, Cross-Regional War, Cultural Diffusion, Imperialism, Exploration, Colonialism </li></ul><ul><li>4. Lecture has Presented a Polycentric View of the Renaissance Rather than a Eurocentric One- Africa, Middle East, Central Asia, South Asia and Latin America all Major Players in the Narrative in Addition to Western Europe </li></ul><ul><li>5. Renaissance was Directly Influenced by Many Events Which Occurred Outside of Western Europe- Rise of Islam, Silk Roads, Mongol Empire, Crusades, Ottoman Empire, Voyages of DaGama and Columbus </li></ul><ul><li>6. Renaissance had Major Influence in Nueva Espana </li></ul>
  9. 34. Recommended Readings <ul><li>Abu- Lughod- Beyond European Hegemony </li></ul><ul><li>Brotton- The Renaissance Bazaar </li></ul><ul><li>Crosby- The Measure of Reality </li></ul>
  10. 35. Discussion

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