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Renaissance 2

Renaissance 2 - that the German Johann Guttenberg developed...

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Renaissance 2 DOCUMENT by: Bruce Schwabach Subject: Mini-Lecture Part 2/ The Renaissance in Italy This chapter acquaints the student with the scope of the renaissance or rebirth as this period is labeled. This chapter also develops the argument that the renaissance was born in the 14th century. Much of the artistic formulations had been developed in the fourteenth century, the focus on humanism and its expansion into education and rediscovering the works of ancient Greece and Rome. Humanism also emphasized commitment, responsibility and moral duty. This in turn became the foundation for civic leadership, which also promoted commissions to extol the virtues of the city and the individual. It was during this century
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Unformatted text preview: that the German Johann Guttenberg developed movable type that streamlined the printing press and made books more readily available. The Italians developed their presses and started the process by printing Dante's Divine Comedy in vernacular Italian rather than Latin. This allowed more people access to the written word. There was a concerted effort to acquire information in a very diversified range of topics from geology and optics to engineering and medicine. The economic fluctuations in Italy also forwarded the development of artists and schools, the condottieri became power brokers and set individual cities as centers of humanism and learning which was reflected in the art commissions....
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