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Anticlericalism
The misdeeds of the clergy and the problems of the temporal church were popular themes in Renaissance literature.
Classicism
A cultural designation characterized by symmetry, harmony, and an aestetic element identified with Greco-Roman tradition.
Humanism
The reading and understanding of writings and ideals of the classical past.
Individualism
Renaissance individualism emphasized the "hero in history" and magnified the significance of individual acts or accomplishments.
Italian Renaissance
The Renaissance in Italy that was characterized by a genuine interest in the ancients and the pursuit of art.
Nationalism
Renaissance national identity contributed to the movement to establish nation-states in western Europe and assisted political leaders in their struggles with the church.
Northern Renaissance
The Renaissance outside of Italy that was characterized by a halfhearted interest in the ancients and by the pursuitof literary scholarship.
Renaissance
French for "rebirth"; the word describes the reawakening of interest in the heritage of the classical past.