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11.18 HS Notes - The Spread of the Renaissance By 1500...

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The Spread of the Renaissance - By 1500, Renaissance spreads over Alps (North)– people all over Europe influenced by Italian humanists o Renaissance transforms – Renaissance humanism evolves o 3 important ways Renaissance effects all of Europe: Italians/Humanists travel North to carry out their studies (texts in libraries of monestaries – do research); Printing – movable type revolutionizes knowledge and learning o As it spread – 2 major transformations Transformation from being an intellectual phenomenon (from an urban setting) to a court setting [from being an intellectual phenomenon to a way of life ] Influences the way Nobles display their power and authority Takes on a religious dimensions Northern Humanists focus on early Christianity; take techniques learned and apply them to studying the bible o Evolution of Printing press/movable type By 1200s, Europeans figured out how to make cheap paper By 1400, Italian and German technicians figured out how to use wood blocks to print things like holy cards and playing cards In the mid 1400s, movable type is developed – in Mines, Germany Allows single letters or words to be cast 2 main advantages: o Allows there to be standard editions of important books – people can trust they all say the same thing o Movable type can be used repeatedly; lasts longer than wood Johannes Gutenberg (1450) – one of 2 men who invented movable type Guternberg Bible – one of first books to be printed Very quickly used to spread vernacular culture; spreads rapidly By 1500, 60 German cities/towns that have print shops – Venice was a big printing city By 1500, at least 9 million books in Europe Humanists often hired to work in print shops; became meeting places - Renaissance Court Culture - humanist scholars were recruited to embellish their courts o Courts become highly elaborate places; considered a theater where there are signs and symbols that those present would understand that ruler could manipulate to express his power o Court sizes explode o Key figure in courts known as the Renaissance Prince (“1 st Citizen”, not “King’s son”) Used by Augusts when he became the roman empire Rules over a smaller state o Baldesare Castiglione (1428-1529) Before he dies, publishes Book of the Coutier – etiquette guide of how to be a noble in court Prescribes everything a Renaissance nobleman should know, how he should dress, table manners Purpose of reading book so you could acquire this image/reputation and be in good with whoever is in charge Book is an example of
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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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