Rebirth And Change In Italy During The Renaissance Period

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Starting in the 14th century, Italy experienced a flourish in all aspects of life- including the arts, philosophy, literature, and many more. This period was known as the Renaissance, meaning “rebirth” in French. This period in time started in Italy and eventually spread all over Europe, the values of the movement spreading with it. The values of the Renaissance included ideals such as Individualism (the social philosophy the moral worth of an individual), Humanism (the study of greek and roman culture), and Secularism (the enjoyment of worldly pleasure). The Renaissance brought about rebirth and change within the world’s culture, and with the beliefs of Humanism and the impacts that science had on society, caused the world to think in more …show more content…
In fact, with the uprising of modern science and horrible events during the middle ages, people began to distrust their religion. This caused a big movement in ideas and beliefs in Italy, resulting in the movement of the Renaissance, and encouraged people to learn more about science and humanism. Though a decline in religion, there were still people who defied these beliefs as they were still caught up in the old ideals of the middle ages. A victim of these people was a man of the name Galileo Galilei. In the book “The Crime of Galileo” by Giorgio de Santilla, the author describes Galileo’s conflict when he published his book “Dialogue concerning the two chief world systems”. In this book, Galileo argues for the copernican theory, the theory in which copernicus states that instead of the earth, the sun is in the middle of the solar system. The Catholic church decided that his theory went against the christian doctrine, and sent galileo on trial for heresy. The forced him to renounce his voice and commit to the beliefs of the …show more content…
This is a global conflict that despite modern culture where people are open about everything, there is still close mindedness in society against these people. This can compare the renaissance where despite the surge in science and scientific beliefs and a plunge in religious beliefs, Galileo was still put on trial for contradicting the bible. This shows that even in a world with Renaissance values that promoted individuality and freedom, there were still many contradictions to the

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