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Study Guide Unit 4 - Humanism Idea that human at center...

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Secular- Worldly Machiavelli- Niccolo Machiavelli wrote The Prince , which was how to get and keep power. He rejected morals, and instead focused on self-centered leadership. Influenced future leaders w/ideas. The ends justify the means was main idea. Florence- Center of Renaissance world. Medici- Wealthy ruling family of Florence, controlled gov’t. Dowry- Money given from bride’s family to groom’s family at marriage.
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Unformatted text preview: Humanism- Idea that human at center Petrach- Wrote poems, father of humanism. Castiglione- Wrote book The Courtier, about the new nobles. (now about advising, used to be about defending) Christian humanism- One person can do much good for society, (Desidarius Erasmus father) Luther- Destroyed religious unity of west by creating Protestant church....
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