Renaissance%20Ideals%20and%20Realities%20%2813%20November%202007%29

Renaissance%20Ideals%20and%20Realities%20%2813%20November%202007%29

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H ISTORY 140/141 * F ALL 2007 C AROL S YMES Tuesday, 13 November 2007 “Man Is the Measure of All Things”: Renaissance Ideals — and Realities Man is the measure of all things. Protagoras ( c . 401 - 420 B . C . E .), as quoted by Plato What is man that thou art mindful of him? Psalms 8:4 What is history, if not the praise of Rome? – Francesco Petrarca (Petrarch) (1304-1374) Q UESTIONS TO BE A DDRESSED IN L ECTURE How is the political map of Europe redrawn after the Black Death, and why does the Renaissance begin in Italy? What’s in a name? What distinguishes the many “renaissances” of the Middle Ages from . “the Renaissance”? What are the main characteristics of this new Renaissance? How were the ideas of the Renaissance disseminated? A DDITIONAL S OURCES C ITED IN L ECTURE Leonardo da’ Vinci (1452-1519) lists his qualifications for employment in a letter to Ludovico Sforza, duke of Milan, 1481: 1. I have [made] the kind of bridges . . . with [which] you may pursue and, at any time, flee from the enemy. 2. I know how [to defend] a place when it is under attack. 3.
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