Objects & Places from A World Lit Only by Fire: The Medieval Mind and the Renaissance: Portrait of an Age

William Manchester
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The Medieval Mind

Manchester sees this as backward, superstitious, anti-intellectual, and violent.

Christendom

The heart of the Christian West in Europe that the Renaissance helped to destroy.

Rome

The old capital of the Roman Empire and seat of the Roman Catholic Church.

Western Europe

The geographical territory where Christendom rose and fell.

The Papacy

The leading political institution in the Roman Catholic Church.

Wittenberg

The home of Martin Luther and the birthplace of the Protestant Reformation.

The Armada de Molucca

The name of Magellan's set of five ships that he and his men would take around the globe.

The Printing Press

Invented by Gutenberg, this item helped to create modern literacy.

Humanism

This is a set of cultural and educational activities and reforms that undermined medieval scholastic education.

Secularism

This is a doctrine skeptical of religious institutions and religious belief.

Protestantism

This refers to a set of doctrines...

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