RENAISSANCE Period in ITALYRenaissance Period y marks the period of European history at the close of the Middle Ages and the rise of the Modern world. y meansrebirth and is used to mark an era of broad cultural achievement as a result of renewed interest in the classical art and ideas of Ancient Greece and RomeHUMANISM y is the term generally applied to the predominant social philosophy and intellectual and literary currents of the period from 1400 to 1650. y The Italian Renaissance is best known for its cultural achievements. y humanists believed that the Greek and Latin classics contained both all the lessons y Human beings, was the central focus during the renaissance period. y ITALY, the starting point of humanism. factor which made Italy a natural place for launching the humanist movement was its obvious y Literoehumaniore,was adopted to describe the classic literature of Rome Ȅ a contrast to the Literoesacroe of the churchǯs scholastic philosophy. y Connection to Rome. y consequence development of renaissance humanism - importance in educationEarly HumanistPetrarch
y An Italian poet who applied the ideas and values of the ancient Greeks and Rome. y the first to work to unearth long-forgotten manuscripts. y Petrarch argued that our highest goals should not be the imitation of Christ, but rather the principles of virtue and truth as described by the ancients.ColuccioSalutati (1331-1406) and Leonardo Bruni (1369-1444) y became chancellors of Florence y They worked to develop new ways of thinking about Florenceǯs republican traditions and engaged in a great deal of correspondence with others to explain their principles.