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14.Italian Renaissance_outline

14.Italian Renaissance_outline - Lecture 14 The Italian...

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Lecture 14: The Italian Renaissance A continuation. Ended middle ages. Questions: (1) What was new about the Renaissance that sets it apart from the Medieval period? (2) What implications did Renaissance ideas have on the surrounding Italian politics and society? (3) Who were some of the major figures of Renaissance humanism and what were their contributions to Western Civilization? Key Terms: -humanism -virtú -condotierri- professional armies incase of invading neighbor -Peace of Lodi (1454) -Francesco Petrarch -Leonardo Bruni -Baldasari Castiglioni I . An Age of Transition (early 1300s to early 1500s) A. Birth of modern world or still part of the medieval period? Both around half true. Not a definite break Renaissance=rebirth to arts Rediscovered things from the past-culture Rationality and reason Began in Italy and spread northward. B. Towards a New Worldview 1
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1. Humanism (not Scholasticism) All about the individual Encompassed a form of education and culture based on the classics Different from Scholasticism b/c Schol does call anything into questions Humanism are taking ancient knowledge and making something new with it Liberal arts-definition of humanities today Very much invested in the city of man. 2. Secularism and Reason (not just faith) Monarchies in Italy not a question. A series of fragmented state.
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