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    Renaissance is the significant era in the cultural history of Europe, which came to replace the earlier Middle Ages and was before the Enlightenment. A distinctive feature of the Renaissance is the secular nature of culture and its humanism and anthropocentrism (i.e. the interest, first of all, to the man and his activities). It was also blooming the interest towards the ancient culture, it was as the ‘rebirth’ of the culture (Brotton). The term ‘Renaissance’ has found among the Italian humanists, for example, by Giorgio Vasari. In the modern sense the term was put into use by Jules Michelet, the French historian of XIX century. Currently, the term ‘Renaissance’ has become a metaphor for the cultural prosperity. Renaissance is divided into…

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    The Renaissance

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    Erin Kelly May 2, 2017 Art of The Renaissance Renaissance Final 1. In class, we have discussed the increasing secularization of the world during this time period. What factors (intellectual, philosophical, social, economic, technological and political) went into this cultural shift? Furthermore, the advent of the academic system placed art, especially painting into distinct categories. Choose three works of art that you think demonstrate secularization and academic hierarchy, and describe…

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    Renaissance Dbq

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    “It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.” - Leonardo da Vinci. This describes the change from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance. During the Middle Ages people were more concerned with the afterlife than their current lives. Since most people were serfs they were waiting for an afterlife that would be better than their life on Earth. Eventually more people became employed, and with…

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    The Term Renaissance

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    1. The term "Renaissance" comes from the French, meaning rebirth. It is a term used to describe the 1400- 1600. Today, the renaissance is viewed as "a profound and enduring upheaval ad transformation in culture, politics, art and, society in Europe." (Brotton, 9) While I believe the term renaissance can be applied to certain aspects of this time period, I don 't believe it should blanket all that occurred in that time period. A major factor during the Renaissance was the revival of Greaco-Roman…

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    Renaissance Changes

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    Do you ever wonder how man came to be? How the world changed today? During the Middle Ages, the time period preceding the Renaissance, the Catholic Church dominated both political and social aspects of Europe.Man's view of the world changed from being extremely religious and having everything to do with religion, to still being religious but also celebrating human activities.This resulted in a more secular view of the world and an emphasis on the individual An increased level of knowledge,…

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    Causes Of The Renaissance

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    The Renaissance is a phenomenon which is considered to be the beginning of the modern age. The literal meaning of the word is “Re-birth”, which is exactly what it was. It was a period of spiritual and cultural awakening for the whole of Middle East. It stretched over three centuries, from the 14th to the 17th. It is thought to have originated in Florence, Italy at the end of the 13th century but quickly spread to the whole of Europe. What started out as a cultural movement soon transformed into…

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    Women In The Renaissance

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    The Renaissance also led to a change in life for women. During the Middle Ages females had little rights. The church taught that they were beneath men and while they could inherit land form their husbands and fight to protect their lands when the men were away, their average day life was spent in a convent or doing homely activities. Peasant women were laborers and family caretakers. Now the upper class women gained a better education and were expected to know the classics as well as have charm,…

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    Impact Of The Renaissance

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    How Did the Renaissance Change Man’s View of the World? The time period from the 1350s to about 1700 otherwise known as the Renaissance was the rebirth and awakening for new ideas and inventions. With the different advances that were made, people became more educated and ignorance about the world and nature was no longer the norm for the average person. A majority of the population was no longer illiterate people became curious and started to ask question, unlike during the Middle Ages. Now…

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    Renaissance Individualism

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    When the new social class movement, Renaissance, occurred around the fourteenth century, a revival of the classical forms originally developed by the ancient Greeks and Romans, an intense concern with profane life, and interest in humanism and assertion of the importance of the individual began. This intellectual movement developed in Italy, more specifically Florence. Thus, artists like Masaccio and Giotto represented art that in contrast to the middle Ages, showed emotions, feelings, and…

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    The Renaissance was a period of change in which values shifted throughout Europe, especially within the world of art, evident in the work of the Italian Renaissance painter Botticelli. During the fifteenth century, Florence was filled with artistic, technological, and scientific achievements. Founded on humanist beliefs and the rediscovery of the classical world, Renaissance culture focused on heroic ideals and promoted the study of the liberal arts, largely focusing on man’s intellectual…

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