Vincenzo - Vincenzo' forms,.Galileowasborninto ,

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Vincenzo's primary interest lay in the recovery of ancient Greek and Latin musical  forms, an aspiration that made him very much a man of his times. Galileo was born into  the waning decades of the Italian Renaissance, that explosion of arts and letters in the  15th and 16th centuries that stressed the recovery and adaptation of classical art and  philosophy lost since the fall of the Roman Empire a thousand years before. At its best,  Renaissance Italy stirred a seething cauldron of artistic and intellectual ferment, in which  geniuses like Michelangelo, Machiavelli, Da Vinci, and Petrarch fashioned a new  humanism for a newly modern Europe. But it was also a corrupt time and place, where  greedy local princes dueled with the French and Spanish for control of a patchwork quilt  of city-states. These local princes were also dueling with the popes; for during these years the popes 
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This note was uploaded on 12/14/2011 for the course HIST 2320 taught by Professor Siegenthaler during the Fall '07 term at Texas State.

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