Chapter-12-Notes.pdf - AP European History Chapter 12 The Age of the Renaissance Focus Question What characteristics distinguish the Renaissance from

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AP European History - Chapter 12 The Age of the Renaissance 1 Focus Question:What characteristics distinguish the Renaissance from the Middle-Ages? Definition of Renaissance Rebirth or revival A movement or period of vigorous artistic & intellectual activity Origins: Florence, Italy Analyze Middle Ages vs. Renaissance handout & make 3 generalizations of how the Renaissance era differs from the Middle-Ages and 3 of how they are the same. Critical Thinking: PERIODIZATION:What makes the Renaissance a separate & distinct period from that of the Middle Ages? What are characteristics that define it as such? Focus Question: What major social changes occurred during the Renaissance? Print Gutenberg’s Printing Press Impacts: Made printing easier/faster Moved individual letters to form words Stimulated literacy Education Humanists preoccupied with education Goal of state structure of education Focused on education of rulers Written Works Taught & developed social manners Manners extremely crude: spit, belch, blow nose, ate with fingers Book of etiquette by Castiglione The Courtier (1528) Provided model for training & behavior for the gentlemen or upper classes What book said a courtier or gentleman should be (list below): Interactive Notes:
AP European History - Chapter 12 The Age of the Renaissance 2 Focus Question Answer: Critical Thinking: How could Machiavelli’s ideas challenge the “old order” structures of authority? Did women have a Renaissance? Machiavelli Hoped to unite all Italians Become patriotic like Romans Felt other states would prey on Italy if not united Result of Prince: Religion & politics separate Women-Aristocracy During Renaissance status of upper-class women declined Less power than women in feudal age Belonged to home Rape not crime against victim or society Bettered educated than medieval women, but only prepared for social functions Woman to make herself pleasing to man Women-Ordinary Lives largely unaffected by Renaissance Normal economic functions remained Rural assisted husbands Industry weaved cloth, etc. Few girls received education