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Influence of European Renaissance of 14th - 16th CenturyIntroductionThe Renaissance was a period in European history marking the transition from the Middle Ages to modernity and covering the 15th and 16th centuries. It occurred after the Crisis of the Late Middle Ages and was associated with great social change. In addition to the standard periodization, proponents of a long Renaissance put its beginning in the 14th century and its end in the 17th century. The traditional view focuses more on the early modern aspects of the Renaissance and argues that it was a break from thepast, but many historians today focus more on its medieval aspects and argue that it was an extension of the Middle Ages. The Renaissiance changed the way all of society. This was the time period wherepeople as a whole taught us 3 things and started to do these things. Stoppped caring about each other as much and surviving and more of focousing on themselves. They did stated dancing and teaching each other the way of music. They also changed the way people viewed the arts. Duringthe Renaissance, the Atlantic powers of Portugal, Spain and France increased their colonial territory, this led to an increase in their wealth aswell. Due to the political changes it became easier to accumulate wealth and industry continued to grow. The changes also for more class mobility which in turn led to better quality of life. More governments began to tax there citizens to support their military and government. Governments in the Renaissance focused on reducing the impact religion had on the economy and politics of their society. Wealth began to impact politics more, such as the Medecci family, who accumulated huge profits and which were used tofinance cultural and political activities. Western Europe began to gain much more power and influence during the Renaissance. This study will give us better understanding about Renaissance.Renaissance: Definition and FeaturesRenaissance period in European civilization immediately following the Middle Ages andconventionally held to have been characterized by a surge of interest in Classical scholarship andvalues. The Renaissance also witnessed the discovery and exploration of new continents, thesubstitution of the Copernican for the Ptolemaic system of astronomy, the decline of the feudalsystem and the growth of commerce, and the invention or application of such potentiallypowerful innovations as paper, printing, the mariner’s compass, and gunpowder. To the scholarsand thinkers of the day, however, it was primarily a time of the revival of Classical learning andwisdom after a long period of cultural decline and stagnation.Influence of Politics Renaissance in Medieval EuropeRenaissance states had three basic forms of government: princedoms, monarchies, and oligarchies, which the Renaissance called republics.