The renaissance

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The renaissance

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

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