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Forces of the Renaissance


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Forces of the Renaissance

  1. 1. The Physics of the Renaissance: Forces that Moved it Forward By: Katie Opacich
  2. 2. Table of Contents <ul><li>Setting the Renaissance in Motion </li></ul><ul><li>The Force is With Humanism </li></ul><ul><li>The Force is With the Reformation </li></ul><ul><li>Forces of the Future </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Leadership </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Setting the Renaissance in Motion <ul><li>The Renaissance was a time of rebirth of Classical art, architecture, and literature. </li></ul><ul><li>It took place throughout Europe, but started in Italy around the 1400’s and ended around the 1650’s. </li></ul><ul><li>The Medici family of bankers greatly influenced the spread of the Renaissance. They: </li></ul><ul><li>> used their wealth to buy artwork </li></ul><ul><li>> used their wealth to bring famous scientists to Florence </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Force is With Humanism <ul><li>Humanism is a philosophy that focuses on human thought and actions as well as human value and worth. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>More learning about the world around us </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Less focus on religion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Example: Subjects in art and painting focused on every day life and less on religion </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Francesco Petrarch founded Humanism </li></ul><ul><ul><li>He believed ancient history and literature was important to learn about. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>God gave humans their intelligence to use to their fullest </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Petrarch was also a poet. He wrote 317 sonnets and published them into a book titled Canzoniere </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. The Force is With Humanism continued… <ul><li>Education of children and adults improved as a result of Humanism </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ex: replaced religious textbooks for textbooks that were about ancient history and philosophers like Plato and Virgil </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Better schooling = smarter people </li></ul>
  6. 6. The Force is With the Reformation <ul><li>The Reformation was an attempt to reform or fix the Catholic Church </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Church sold indulgences to people to make money </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Indulgence - a written promise that allowed a person to spend less time in purgatory before getting to heaven </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Popes stopped focusing on religion and got involved in other hobbies: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Politics </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Being art patrons </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Leading wars </li></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 7. The Force is With the Reformation continued… <ul><li>Martin Luther started the Reformation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Nailing the ninety-five theses or complaints on doors of Catholic Churches to inform people </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Key beliefs: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>People go to heaven if they have salvation (not by buying indulgences or performing charities) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>God’s forgiveness is a gift that could not be bought </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Many people agreed with Martin Luther </li></ul><ul><ul><li>These people are known as Lutherans that are a part of a new religion Protestantism. </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Forces of the Future - Technology <ul><li>Out of all the technology today, the internet would help the most to spread a modern Renaissance. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The internet spreads knowledge almost instantaneously to anyone with a computer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The internet makes information available throughout the world </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Like the printing press, the internet spreads information fast, efficiently, and makes it available to many people </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Forces of the Future - Leadership <ul><li>Good leadership is important to starting a Renaissance today </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Many government leaders believe that increasing knowledge in their countries can bring them wealth and power </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A democratic government can help a Renaissance because it allows people to have freedom of speech </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>People can share knowledge without fear of the government </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Capitalism allows people to benefit by selling their new ideas and discoveries for money </li></ul></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Forces of the Future – Leadership continued… <ul><li>Example of strong leader – Barack Obama </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Supports education and wants all Americans to get at least one year of education after high school </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Supports technology by using the internet and technology to communicate his ideas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Encourages innovation – green energy </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Conclusion <ul><li>Many forces joined together to create the Renaissance </li></ul><ul><li>Learning and education are important to creating any Renaissance </li></ul><ul><li>Today, technology advances and good leadership are important factors in creating a modern Renaissance </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>THE END </li></ul>