Renaissance Thought

Renaissance Thought - Renaissance Thought Compared to...

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Renaissance Thought Compared to Medieval thought Last topic of 1001 Spills into 1003 1350-1550 Renaissance means rebirth of classical learning Mostly in Italy Medieval thought o Most important was the clergy because they were literate o God and salvation most important topic o Stressed community- guilds, most important was community of Christianity. Knights, etc. o Renaissance changes this Renaissance thought o Businessmen, lawyers, artists, and politicians o Believe in salvation but do not think about it all the time, they think about THIS world o Worried about how one gets along in the world (right action) Politician- get power WARRIOR- defend client Businessmen- make money o Less concerned about community than they are about individuals o Anonymous artists and architects
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Petrarch 1304-1374 From Florence Son of a rich merchant Priest and Lawyer, both medieval and renaissance Loved classical writings o The classical writers wrote clearly, interesting, to the point o Thomas Aquinas was way too boring
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