The Black Death Renaissance

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Following an event of such magnitude it shock the contemporary foundation of human society, an event that cut the human population nearly in half,1* it followed reason that many peoples faith would be put into question. This questioning of religious faith following The Back Death, led to a Renaissance. No longer did peoples lives revolve solely around religious faith, after what many felt was god abandoning them in there most dire needs, why would it? During a time that saw a complete breakdown of friendship, family bonds and even the church, it was every person for themselves. The Renaissance that followed was a rebirth of human expression and a focus on humanistic goals and abilities. This rebirth was seen in art, architecture, literature …show more content…
Prior to The Renaissance the Catholic church was the center of the peoples lives. It was where the people drew there strength and where they turned in times of need as well as for guidance on all matters of life. It is for this reason that when the catastrophe that was The Black Death befell the people, they turned toward the church for savior. There prays and pleading seemed to go unanswered by their church and there god. The church could do little to prevent the backlash from the people, they were just as likely to fall to the illness as anyone, leading many to see the church as being no better than any other. The people had no idea the cause was a disease spread from lice carried by mice, with so much death they only viewed it as udder abandonment. So when the devastation passed, the people were not interested in turning to the church as was in the past, they turned to their own humanism. It is important to remember that the people did not stop believing in their god, but it shock their beliefs to the core and made many realize the divine teachings they had followed their entire lives was not as they …show more content…
His plans were based of a belief the flying machines wing structure must be modeled after that of birds or bats. 6* This has since been proven not to be possible or the least not necessary for more efficient means of flight of been implemented, but it was his desire to learn and understand things such as a flying machine that helped drive and guide engineers who followed. It is a strange concept to think during his time someone would not only have the notion that something so foreign as flight may be possible but have the ingenuity to conceptualize it. A flying machine was only but one of Leonardos interests in the field of engineering, his notebooks are full of projects and ides that lead one to believe he had a truly unique mind and would not settle to pursue a single

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