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Humanism and the Italian Renaissance - Italian version (1300-1550) - What is the Renaissance? – “Rebirth”, classics, cultured o Dark Ages after the fall of the Roman empire – low point, violent, ignorant, stagnant intellectual life (stereotype: people became stupid when they became Christians), Greek language lost, groundwork for Renaissance o Middle ages implies that there was an age before and an age after; - Letter from Petrarch provides clues about early Renaissance o Well rounded, from Florence o Notion that studying nature makes you a better person; study of literature is wholesome – as a humanist, he really likes ethics – people who are ethical flourish o Mentions poetry – classical literature Is important - Nicolo Nicoli – represents other great facet of the Italian humanist – was famous for his library o Important because printing hadn’t been popular yet – so helpful to have all works in 1 place o Had different people pick up books for him when they traveled o Recovering and finding classical literature; rediscover a lot of classical texts - So, what is the Renaissance ? o Period in European History (1300-1550) in which the values of ancient Greeks and Rome were reborn, and this renewed interest shows itself in writing, painting, political ideas, architecture during this time o Fundamentally an Italian phenomenon o Considered by many to be a hinge period – technically part of the middle ages o Period in which Europeans considered themselves to be throwing off darkness that was holding
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This note was uploaded on 11/30/2011 for the course HS 203 taught by Professor Worms during the Spring '11 term at UCLA.

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