Renaissance Economic Revolution

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Although trade might have improved the connections between different cultures, the economic revolution also cannot be considered as the greatest revolution of the Renaissance. Similarly to the political revolution the economic revolution failed to unify the two main groups of the society, the rich with the poor. In this case, although the overall nation became closely united with one another it was not the same for the individuals of the nations. Industrialization meant higher production means, which even further widened the gap between social classes. One became worth only as much as he would produce; thus, as the rich had more to invest they were able to consume more later on. They used their workers to push them to the limit so that they …show more content…
However, just like in the economy, religion simple appeared to undergo a great change whereas if taken apart there is many flaws with the religious aspect of the Renaissance. Women for example were not treated in the same way men were as women were not even permitted to sing in church for religious purposes and many times the higher pitches that were required were sang by the choirboys (Ongaro 20). Thus the superiority of men once again shows the failure of unify two immense groups of society as even though religion underwent a great change it did not include everyone or even the majority of the population …show more content…
The amount of performer drastically increased. Both males and females took part in this movement. Although women were not always recognized because of the religious or political oppressions they still were appreciated. The church for example, as mentioned before, did not allow women to sing in the church. Now although one might say that this shows a failure in uniting the society as there are barriers between different groups of people it actually only shows a failure of the church because outside of the church women were cherished for their voices. At many private performances, where women were allowed to perform, they were praised for the high notes they were able to reach (Ongaro 21). Also, the lack or minimal famous women composers may also be a factor of questioning the greatness of the music revolution; nevertheless, that is also not a failure of the music industry but of the politics as Powers of the countries did not recognize women for their works. Despite the ignorance of the politics a few women were still noted as great composers such as Queen Elizabeth I or Maddalena Casulana (Renaissance Music). Many women, even though never became known nationally, were however noted that they in fact were engaged in the music industry as "more than half of the music performed and published in the time of

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