HIST 103 SEPT 08

HIST 103 SEPT 08 - HIST 103 SEPT 08 RENAISSANCE Creating...

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RENAISSANCE Creating the renaissance: Jacob Burckhardt the civilization of the renaissance in italy (1860) Before: Darkness of feudalism and church Then: Secular values and the modern BUT… cultural flourishing before liked ancients before individual thought before renaissance men like religion what is the renaissance? love of ancients worldly knowledge questioning old ideas new interest in men Why Italy? close to source "new" knowledge: fall of Constantinople (Istanbul ) Knowledge mattered (commerce and republics Wealth Progress 14th C: Enthusiasts 15th C: Popular in Italy 16th C: Rest of Europe joins in PETRARCH 1304-1374 leader of the state- leading poet earliest humanist love latin, not the present wrote literature looked for lost books creator of "dark ages" want new birth Rebirth of ancients: time of hardship and questioning ancients= power and order good fit for republics
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