Assn 2 - James Andreoli ARLT 100 Renaissance Sean Roberts...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: James Andreoli ARLT 100 Renaissance Sean Roberts Assn #2 Black Africans in the Renaissance When pondering the Renaissance, a topic that usually fails to emerge is race. Does it actually play a role in the Renaissance significant enough to be noted or is merely just a side- note? Many scholars offer differing viewpoints as to the actual importance of race in the Renaissance. In Black Africans in the Renaissance, by Kate Lowe, she as well as several other scholars support the claim that Blackness proved a slippery concept for Europeans who already believed thatdark-skinned [was] less than ideal (Lowe 11). This illustrates one view that race played a significant role in the Renaissance and that it played out through some obvious racism throughout the Renaissance art and literature that can be studied today by scholars. In John Bracketts essay Race and Rulership: Alessandro deMedici, First Duke of Florence, Brackett asserts that race played a generalized but also occasional [role] in Italian society based...
View Full Document

Page1 / 2

Assn 2 - James Andreoli ARLT 100 Renaissance Sean Roberts...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online