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Renaissance and Reformation:More, Wyatt, Howard, and Etc.The Renaissance/Early Modern Period (c. 1500-1660)The End of the Middle AgesDating:Renaissance in EuropeRenaissance in EnglandRenaissance = RebirthThe RenaissanceFrom Middle Ages to RenaissanceNew LearningNew WorldNew CosmosNew ReligionNew LearningRevival of Greek and Roman authors/textsMore like expansionEducation shifHumanismHuman dignity/ optimism of human possibility; nature is determined, but man can chooseVs. medieval Scholasticism The Printing pressWilliam Caxton in England (c. 1477)
Wynkin de WordeMore CommercialBiggest sellers: Robert Whittington’s Latin grammar booksSir/ St. Thomas More (1478-1535)Oxford and the Inns CourtHumanist Utopia (1516)Influenced by Plato’s Republic Frist written in LatinFriendship with ErasmusThe Praise of Folly (1511)New World“In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue...”New World expanded Europe’s horizonsExploration and colonization (and economic and exploitation)England’s slow shifFrom edge of map to the centerJohn Cabot (c. 1450-1498)1496: Henry VII funded Italian explorer Giovanni Cabato’s attempted to find a northwest passageto the EastNewfoundlandCabot credited for “discovering” North AmericaDisappeared on subsequent voyageDangers of exploration

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