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Ch.7 Opening Ques - Kanwal Mirza Ch 7 Opening Questions...

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Kanwal Mirza 9-24-07 Huma 1301 004 Ch. 7 Opening Questions In what ways do the landmarks of the European Renaissance differ from those of the Middle Ages? The landmarks of the European Renaissance are different from those of the Middle Ages because they were not only focused on religious belief but also on individual growth and enhancement. (pg. 189) Now as a result of the plague and declining economic conditions, peasants and commoners demanded better rights. The Magna Carta was a landmark constitutional document that outlined rights of citizens as demanded by them. (pg. 181) Artwork in the Middle Ages was very religiously based, with portraits of saints and reproduction of events from the life of Virgin Mary and Jesus. (pg. 186) Renaissance artwork was more realistic and they developed new techniques such as one-point perspective. They went back to classical themes of imperfection and realism. (pg. 196) Architecture in the Middle Ages was stressed in buildings such as churches and cathedrals. Whereas, in the Renaissance period although a
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