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    European Rebirth

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    The 13th and 16th centuries saw a great number of changes that contributed towards the Renaissances or the European rebirth. Moreover, the Roman and the Greek way of thinking heavily influenced this frame of history. Gradually, this mindset saw many advancements which include but are not limited to; The Colonization of the New World, Realism and Romanced forms of the arts, the decline of feudalism, the expansion of Rationalism, the Reformation of the Christian faith, advancements in warfare and…

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    Think of a time where people saw that they were in control of their own destinies, where they saw that they can achieve great things. Is that hard to imagine? Believe it or not, there was a period where people possessed these ideals. This time was called the Renaissance. During the Renaissance, many cultural changes took place, taking place in aspects of religion, art, architecture, science, and medicine. The Renaissance mostly took place in Italy. The word “Renaissance” itself is derived…

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    Europe was going through major changes in the 15th through the 17th century. This time is known as the Renaissance. The Renaissance led to the Age of Exploration and the Scientific Revolution, both creating big changes in Europe. The impact of the Renaissance on both was created by an increasing search for knowledge; people wanted to know about things beyond their ordinary life. It was also created by new inventions that were invented in the Renaissance, one being the printing press that was…

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    Everyman Allegory Analysis

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    Allegories at this time, specifically around the fifteenth century, were a vital element in the blending of biblical and classical traditions into what would become recognizable as medieval culture. People of the middle ages were aware that they drew from the cultural legacies of the older world in shaping their institutions and ideas, and so allegory in medieval literature and medieval art was a prime mover for the synthesis and transformational flow between the world that they were previously…

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    The Renaissance was a time in Italy of rebirth with art, literature, and science (Frey 317). An advancement in the science field was astronomy. A great scientist named Nicolaus Copernicus had his theories and started up the growth of science in the Renaissance Era. Had it not been for Nicolaus Copernicus’ theories that the Sun was the center of the universe and that there is planetary motion, people would still think differently about the solar system we live in today. Nicolaus Copernicus’…

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    Pico Della Mirandola

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    The main message of Pico Della Mirandola’s, “The Oration on the Dignity of Man” 1486 (AC 8, 40-41) was that God creates humans with free will to choose the people, angels, animals, and plants involved in their lives. With the privilege of choice, man can figure out on their own what God’s plan is for them through prayer and priests. The text further states that people are born to appreciate all of God’s creations while using life to its desired potential to reach the divine. Considering…

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    In the mid to late 15th century in Europe, a period known as the Renaissance flowered during times of great political and social turmoil and various cities, such as Florence and Venice in Italy became the centers of humanistic philosophy which was highly influenced by classical forms and motifs dating back to the ancient Greeks and Romans. Artistically, the Renaissance created an entirely new way to express human emotions and ideals via architecture, sculpture and especially painting.…

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    The Wider Renaissance

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    Historians are constantly attempting to understand the factors that distinguish the Renaissance period from the Middle Ages. There has been a consistent focus on Italy as the beginning of the Renaissance, however, recently there has been a shift towards focussing on the Renaissance as a series of smaller, linked “Renaissances” around Europe. These different approaches have been examined in Introduction: A Wider Renaissance? by Alexander Lee. Lee establishes that one of the most prominent…

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    Classicism And Humanism

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    Thomas Neubauer Dr. Pratt HU141 February 10, 2015 The Revival of Classicism and Rise to Humanism The Renaissance was a period that lasted from the fourteenth century to the seventeenth century, and was hallmarked with its advancements in Art, Music, Science, and the introduction of Secularism and Humanism. The period can trace its roots back to Italy, which was made up of several city states, from these city states, the Renaissance expanded into northern Europe, where the ideas flourished and…

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    Leonardo Da Vinci is regarded as one of the most influential and celebrated men of his time. Many consider him to be the father of the Renaissance as his work ultimately transcended this time. Best known for his work as a painter, Leonardo Da Vinci was also a talented inventor, spending a majority of his spare time away from art. During this time away, Leonardo attempted to discover new ways to advance science and technology. Never being afraid of dreaming big, Leonardo obtained a remarkable…

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