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Notes2 - His 151 Notes The European Renaissance and...

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His 151 12/3/07 Notes: The European Renaissance and Reformation 1200s/1300s - ECON.  POLITICS SOCIETY RELIGION Trade Feudalism Conspicuous Protestant And Machiavelli Consumptions Reformation Banking (papal no. Italy) Dionysian Renaissance: *Example of realism in art: Judith Holofernes by Gentileschi Apollonian Renaissance : o Compass earth has magnetic field, in the poles; magnetism affects iron and iron molecules will a line themselves with earth magnetism (that’s why a compass works) o Astrolabe and Sextant used to determine longitude and latitude (medieval GPS units) determine where you are and what direction you are moving o Mechanical clocks measures time in uniform units; allows for better mathematical calculations as well as making sextant/astrolabe o Gunpowder/Cannons invented in china, becomes explosive used for entertainment and religious ceremony as well as military purpose; enormous geo- political power generated for those who would use it in war.
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