The Renaissance During The Middle Ages

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The word renaissance comes from the French word, rebirth; it was a time period of revival in art, literature, philosophy, and architecture that spreaded all over Europe. The Renaissance came about during the end of the Middle Ages. It provided a transition from the Middle Ages to the Modern Age and created many social and cultural changes.
The Renaissance began in Florence, Italy ;people began to break away from the church’s beliefs and started to question and discover the things on their own. They expressed their thoughts and ideas in the form of artwork, literature, and architecture. This then spreaded all throughout Europe, thanks to the invention of the printing press by Gutenberg. The Renaissance during the 14th century, allow people to
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Great change came with the Renaissance. The church loses its power and people began to give a second thought on ideas of the church, such as the geocentric theory. People began to explore and discover, thus creating new inventions. One of the inventions that have heavily impacted the Renaissance was the printing press by Gutenberg. The printing press helped spread the idea of rebirth ,allowed more people become literate, and helped make books affordable. Before the invention of the printing press, clergymen were the only literate people and books were very expensive, due to the fact that they were written by a scribe by hand. Also, the roles of women during the Renaissance changed. During the Middle Ages, the roles of women were very domestic, they didn’t have any rights, and they had to obey their husbands. The Renaissance allowed women to now have a voice, Elizabeth I was a great example of women empowerment. She rejected the Pope’s authority and created a new church of England. The Renaissance time period broke away from the restraints of the church and helped create a sense of freedom in Europe.
The Renaissance may be best known for its artwork. It dates back to 1401 when Ghiberti and Brunelleschi finished the bronze door of the Florence Cathedral. Perhaps, one of the most famous piece of artwork created during the Renaissance was the “Mona Lisa” (1503-05). It was created by Leonardo da Vinci, also known as the ultimate Renaissance man. He was involved in a little bit of everything such as, art and various subjects like anatomy, geology, and hydraulics. Some of his other memorable works are the “Last Supper” (1495-98) and “The Virgin of the Rocks”

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