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EDEE 280 - Renaissance and Reformation

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EDEE 280 1. Renaissance and Reformation All white men were influential – Europe at a time when whites outnumbered everyone else, and if there were others it was difficult to advocate their cause or voice Should be and could have been women, but this is not so because society at this time and up until the 19 th century was paternalistic – concept that men have the power domestic – role of women at the time stay close to home while men had power and advanced the causes Education was very scarce, and anyone who was educated was male Analyses were done by linguists, psychologists, and historians Power tends to be male dominated Welfare tends to be more female The ideas that were advanced during the enlightenment were more feminine than masculine represented by men even though they were women’s ideas Ideas were originally advanced by women, but they were so selfless they would pass the idea to men in order to allow the idea to advance further and benefit the world and all of humanity Most men have a woman that was an influence upon them No man is ever immune from feminist ideas Men advanced ideas and causes Every movement starts with an idea, what comes next is the cause Once an idea is applied, it becomes messy and less concise than the idea itself Ideas are pure until they are applied Men wrote, not just for politic, society, and economics, but also masterful literary works Influential Ideas Dante (1265-1321) Advanced the idea of a leader king, queen, or monarch Saw his part of the world as divided into monarchies Local monarchies Monarchies that invaded the roman empire caused the eventual fall Advocated for powerful monarchs in order to maintain order Ideas advanced by Hobbes
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EDEE 280 Idea that if you have these monarchs reigning over a more local realm, these monarchs will develop diplomatic relationships among one another Believed war should only happen if diplomacy failed Said war will happen, but these monarchs owe it among themselves and their subjects to maintain diplomacy Also wrote letters with his time Believed in peaceful settlement of dispute = diplomacy Advocated authoritative democracy (internal) Machiavelli (1469-1527) Focuses mainly on politics Believed “it is better to be feared than loved” “The end will justify the means” “War is not immoral, but rather amoral” Neither good nor bad it is a process; a means to be justified by the end Wrote in the early 16 th century “The Prince” a leader at the time, considered as a small scale monarch, written for a royal family of Florence Book on how to maintain power Book advised princes and monarchs and national leaders Still read in most political science programs Exiled from Florence Advocated power Emphasized reality: "realism is more important that idealism" Galileo (1564-1642)
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