Hist. 151 Notes 17

Hist 151 Notes 17 - -the early modern period the Northern Renaissance and the origins of the Protestant Reformation-associated with secularism

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- the “early modern” period, the Northern Renaissance, and the origins of the Protestant Reformation: -associated with secularism, capitalism, European expansion, science (even though many concepts from medieval times still remain); concepts include increasing secularism, religious division, European expansion, new market economies, the continued rise of centralized states -the Northern Renaissance: Italian Renaissance culture spreads to northern Europe (changes in northern Europe create fertile ground for Renaissance, including new trading areas leading to rising wealth, increasing centralized monarchies, patronizing of arts/ literature by royal courts; at same time Italy is immersed in war, so Renaissance travels elsewhere; northern Renaissance borrowed heavily from Italians, however) -social preconditions for Renaissance: Johannes Guttenberg invents the printing press in 1445 resulting in a massive expansion of books (Renaissance writers can now reach a vastly larger audience); stability and wealth, strong monarchies, contact with Italy
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