2011-09-26 -- Inquiry and Inquisition in the Renaissance

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Inquiry and Inquisition in the Renaissance History 108 September 26, 2011 Prof. November
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Civilization Reborn Italian Renaissance: ~1400 to ~1600 Renaissances in Northern/Western Europe too Lack of powerful, centralized, stability-seeking governments Renewed interest in classical works Received from Arabs Creative spirit of antiquity rekindled renewed exploration of philosophy, arts, natural world
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Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) “Renaissance Man” Philosopher Artist Inventor Patronized by Church, wealthy merchants Work rooted in Greek philosophy
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Vesalius Andreas Vesalius, 1514-1564 De Corporis Fabrica Anatomical drawings Detailed 3-D Dissections Represent how system works rather than how it really looks
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Alchemy Investigation of natural substances Conversion of one substance into another 3 steps: 1. determine what it is 2. decompose it 3. recompose it (as something else) Chemistry, biochemistry Changing balance of Earth, Air, Fire, Water
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