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    to now find their origins in the classical period and were then either adapted or rejuvenated in medieval and Renaissance periods. Some of the issues that were addressed were women?s speech, women?s participation in politics, and what characterizes feminity itself. One can only wonder, how did the social transitions and enlightenment ?new ideas about rights? affect women at the Renaissance? How did the agricultural revolution in Britain for example affect women? How did the commercial revolution…

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    Role Of Renaissance Women

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    Renaissance Women During the Renaissance (14th-16th c.), Italy flourished in cultural and artistic achievements. However, as culture and education advanced, restrictions on women grew. The status of women in the Renaissance remains a contested topic amongst historians today. Most notably, historians Jacob Burckhardt and Joan Kelly adopt differing views in their works on hwo the Renaissance impacted women. In his 1860 work The Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy, Swiss historian Burckhardt…

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    The Renaissance was a cultural movement that revived the glory of Greece and Rome. New ideas started flowing through Europe and beautiful works in Art, Literature and Architecture were being built. Perhaps the most famous image of the Renaissance is the colorful and intricate paintings and works of art. Renaissance Art had many characteristics that made it stand out from the previous Medieval Art style of painting. Europe had just suffered the Black Death and several wars were taking place…

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    Emerging from the despair of the Middle Ages, the Renaissance was a welcomed period of change. Europeans grew into a cultured society as wealthy metropolises developed. Prosperous merchants moved into larger cities and ambitious artists followed their patrons. Within renaissance art, there were many different sub-movements; from Northern European art to the “New Flemish Style”, and lastly the Italian renaissance. All of these artists contributed to the advancement of European art in various…

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    happened near the end of The Middle Ages sparked ideas for political, social, and intellectual adjustments that would later take place during The Renaissance. During this time, the Roman Catholic Church and the Holy Roman Empire were not doing so well controlling and putting in place a framework for spiritual life. (BBC.CO.UK: "The Myth of The Renaissance In Europe.") Also in this time, city-states began to boom and were now on the rise, as we know now, they had much value and importance.…

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    Renaissance And Humanism

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    The Renaissance was a period which marked the rebirth of classical antiquity with the transition in the Italian world from Scholasticism to Humanism. After the Great Schism which lasted from 1378-1417, and the Bubonic plague in 1438, the European feudal system collapsed. Not only, but also, the reputation of the Church was put under considerable scrutiny, weakening the influence of the Papal states of Christendom. Furthermore, the omnipresence of death brought by the plague in 1438 caused high…

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    David: Baroque or Renaissance The courageous young David of the Old Testament has been the model for several sculptors in the art world. Michelangelo Buonarroti and Gian Lorenzo Bernini are two of these known sculptors. Michelangelo has been noted as the superior personality of the Florentine and later the High Renaissance era. He reigned the whole sixteenth century to the point others were unable to elude his influence (Hartt, 1987). A century later, Bernini entered the sculpturing world and…

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    Women In Renaissance Art

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    Artists of the Renaissance era were revered for their sacred mastery of art, which caused them to be as equally high in the social structure as those of royalty. The general public of the time viewed artists as nothing short of gifted geniuses in their respective craft. The masterminds of the period, lasting roughly from 14th - 16th century AD, climbed the social ladder through their recreation of Latin Literature and of the figurative arts.¹ Each initially had no reputation or fame to any…

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    From 1450 all the way into the 18th century, the early modern period is understood and seen as the formation of the Renaissance, many scientific and technological discoveries and reformation. There were many discoveries of new lands, machines and cultures which became one of the main reasons on how society today has improved. The Renaissance started as a cultural movement based on the intellectual basis of its own version of Humanism, where Man is the measure of all things. This idea became…

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    Renaissance Art Dbq

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    6. The Renaissance was not restricted to Italy. It spread to northern countries such as France and Germany. One of the cities that benefited greatly from the Renaissance was Burges. The city Burges is in the Flemish region of what is now considered Belgium. The city challenged Italian cities when it came to art and architecture. The merchants of the city supported the arts to the point of obsession (Sayre 535). The stone walls of residences of royalty were covered in tapestries. They were very…

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