euh2000ch11notes - March 24, 2007 The Renaissance...

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March 24, 2007 The Renaissance c.1400-1600 – The Rebirth of Classical Culture and Ideas 1. Periodization a. Is this the beginning of “modern” times? i. Some have said yes, including those who lived during the period ii. Renaissance writers said time was different because trade more developed, religious uniformity started to disappear, and there were new cultural/intellectual trends iii. Jakob Burckhardt solidifies this idea in The Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy b. In order for “rebirth”, you must first have birth and death i. “birth” was Greco-Roman period ii. “death” was “Dark Ages” (concept created by Renaissance man) iii. “rebirth” was 1400-1600 2. Q1: What was the Renaissance? – An intellectual and cultural rebirth a. Historians agree that much continuity existed btwn medieval times and the Renaissance b. EXCEPT in intellectual and cultural areas i. Revival of classics (which came w/ revival of Greek) ii. Criticism of classics (scholasticism often said classics were truth; Renaissance man
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