3 - renaissance beginning Hist 151

3 - renaissance beginning Hist 151 - Hist 151 10/3/10...

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Hist 151 10/3/10 Petrarch (1304-1374) and the Renaissance Petrarch (an Italian poet) Overview: 1. Individual agency in history – what difference do people make? 2. How Petrarch’s example became widely shared (humanists) why haven’t we all been doing this? 3. Renaissance program Why is this “the” renaissance? Carolingian renaissance, like the Ottoman, revived Roman ideal of political unity, sought to restore literacy and learning (like Abelard) 12 th century renaissance used ancient intellectual techniques in the service of Christian exegesis and interpretation “The” Italian Renaissance used the ancient texts to revive a lost world – including it’s large pagan worldly views Petrarch: a man of two minds invented the Middle Ages Trained as a lawyer and cleric (i.e. traditional University training), he preferred poetry and rhetoric over scholastic knowledge Transitional Figure (one foot in the MA and on in the Renaissance) sensed that he pasted through a period of time (Fall of Rome til Now…
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This note was uploaded on 11/16/2010 for the course HIST 151 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '10 term at City College of San Francisco.

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