Renaissance Summary

Everything you need to understand or teach Renaissance.

  • 28 Student Essays
  • 24 Encyclopedia Articles
  • 11 Literature Criticisms
  • ...and more

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The Renaissance Study Pack contains:

Encyclopedia Articles (24)

37,868 words, approx. 127 pages
  · Renaissance Europe 1300-1600: Architecture and Design   · Renaissance Europe 1300-1600: Architecture and Design   · Renaissance Europe 1300-1600: Architecture a... Read more
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  · Renaissance Europe 1300-1600: Dance   · Renaissance Europe 1300-1600: Dance   · Renaissance Europe 1300-1600: Dance   · Renaissance Europe 1300-1600... Read more
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  · Renaissance Europe 1300-1600: Fashion   · Renaissance Europe 1300-1600: Fashion   · Renaissance Europe 1300-1600: Fashion   · Renaissance Europe 130... Read more
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  · Renaissance Europe 1300-1600: Literature   · Renaissance Europe 1300-1600: Literature   · Renaissance Europe 1300-1600: Literature   · Renaissance E... Read more
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  · Renaissance Europe 1300-1600: Music   · Renaissance Europe 1300-1600: Music   · Renaissance Europe 1300-1600: Music   · Renaissance Europe 1300-1600... Read more
30,298 words, approx. 101 pages
  · Renaissance Europe 1300-1600: Philosophy   · Renaissance Europe 1300-1600: Philosophy   · Renaissance Europe 1300-1600: Philosophy   · Renaissance E... Read more
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  · Renaissance Europe 1300-1600: Religion   · Renaissance Europe 1300-1600: Religion   · Renaissance Europe 1300-1600: Religion   · Renaissance Europe ... Read more
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  · Renaissance Europe 1300-1600: Theater   · Renaissance Europe 1300-1600: Theater   · Renaissance Europe 1300-1600: Theater   · Renaissance Europe 130... Read more
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  · Renaissance Europe 1300-1600: Visual Arts   · Renaissance Europe 1300-1600: Visual Arts   · Renaissance Europe 1300-1600: Visual Arts   · Renaissanc... Read more
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Renaissance "Renaissance" is the term customarily employed to designate a cultural movement that began in Italy in the middle of the fourteenth century and spread throughout the rest of ... Read more
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The Renaissance and Enlightenment Semantics, Logic, and Epistemology As the Middle Ages gave way to the Renaissance in the late fifteenth century, logic (on which semantics had been centered) first lo... Read more
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Origins of the Renaissance The Spirit of Humanism The Search for New Worlds The Rise of the Merchant Class New Artistic Attitudes Writers of the Renaissance The Printing Press The Reformation of the ... Read more
27,846 words, approx. 93 pages
The Renaissance—a term that means rebirth—is the period in European history marked by a renewed interest in classical scholarship and art forms that had been forsaken by much of society du... Read more
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Dark Ages. Greek culture produced great advances in natural philosophy (science) and medicine in classical antiquity. These developments were written in Greek, even after the Roman empire expanded and... Read more
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Crises. In 1350 the Catholic Church faced two major crises. One was the Black Death (1347-1351), which led to a preoccupation with death and the appearance of a highly mechanical form of religiosity t... Read more
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Reciprocal Relationship. The intellectual and religious changes of the Renaissance and Reformation are often regarded primarily as the shapers of large institutions and structures of society: the chur... Read more
32,725 words, approx. 110 pages
Strategies. Early-modern Europeans feared disorder, and every aspect of their society aimed at preventing, or at least curtailing, it. With this overriding objective, Europeans persecuted lepers and h... Read more
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Holy Roman Empire. In the Middle Ages the accepted form of government was the monarchy, in which one man had absolute authority, and the ideal was the universal empire, in which all the peoples of the... Read more
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A Hybrid Economy. The period between 1350 and 1600 laid the foundation for the rise of Europe to economic predominance in the world. However, for much of the period, the actual economic progress of Eu... Read more
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Sign of the Times. In the thirteenth century, a Franciscan friar named Roger Bacon sent an appeal for calendar reform from England to the Pope in Rome. Bacon correctly calculated that the calendar was... Read more
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Introduction. Surviving images, texts, and artifacts from the fourteenth, fifteenth, and sixteenth centuries provide scholars with a partial, somewhat opaque, picture of early modern society. European... Read more
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Interdependence. Physical geography is the study of the earth's surface and natural features. Geographers consider climate, but they focus primarily on topography, which consists of the physical chara... Read more
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