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Renaissance. Essential Vocabulary Renaissance – Rebirth cultural movement that profoundly affected European intellectual life in the early modern period.

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1 Renaissance

2 Essential Vocabulary Renaissance – Rebirth cultural movement that profoundly affected European intellectual life in the early modern period. Beginning in Italy, and spreading to the rest of Europe by the 16 th Century, its influence affected literature, philosophy, art, music, politics, science, and religion

3 Humanism – philosophy, method of learning that focuses study on five areas. 1) poetry 2) history 3) grammar 4) moral philosophy 5) rhetoric. The movement to recover, interpret, and assimilate the language, literature, learning, and values of ancient Greece and Rome

4 Why did the Renaissance begin in Italy? Ruins of the Roman Empire reminded Italians of Roman glory Crusades and trade brought them into contact with the Byzantine, Arab, and African civilizations Italian cities such as Florence, Milan, Naples, Rome, and Venice had grown rich through trade and business

5 Lorenzo Medici (Florence) wealthy banker that used money to support and encourage the arts Italian scholars turned to classical Greek and Roman literature to study grammar, history, poetry, and rhetoric (humanities) Used a critical approach to learning and scholarship

6 Supporting the arts Admiration for individual achievement Renaissance Thought Education important, critical approach Should lead a meaningful life Belief in human dignity

7 Renaissance Man many accomplishments scholar practical skills and abilities knows a lot about many different subjects

8 The Northern Renaissance Renaissance ideas spread from Italy to the areas of Germany, the Netherlands, France, and England Trade and education continued to be a driving force in the spread of ideas


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