Florentine people are the defenders of liberty of all

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“Florentine people are the defenders of liberty of all peoples, since in defending them they also make the defense of their own freedom less difficult” – imagine itself as the center of renaissance/idea changes/culture – self-conscious ii.Republics, Ancient and Modern1.Relationship to the Roman Republic2.Reborn Roman Empire and flower in Florence 3.Emulation between political structure to Rome4.SPQR – Senatus Populus Que Romanus - a kind of political outdoor, people republic image iii.Brutus over Caesar: The Critique of Empire1.The extreme desire of expansion of these imperial figures2.Rome civic participation 3.People thought themselves as subjects under the monarchy, self-oppression4.Citizenship – some sense of equality5.Political liberty, self-sacrifice 2.The Power of Antiquity Antiquity Against the Middle AgesDid the Medievals Know They Were Medieval?They thought themselves as continuous history, from the classical periodAntiquity as a Sign of the ModernThe three periods: antiquity, medieval, modernChanging is basically a bad idea, modern not goodTwo ways past get imagined here: Rome (reborn), Buddha (destroyed)Example1: The Brunelleschi DomeMedical Bell Towers: Signs of Decay3.The Cultural Effects of Antiquityi.Rediscovery of Ancient Texts and Learning1.New Manuscripts and Librariesa.Plato and more, important Greek ancient world refound, classical legacies b.Humanism – refound ancient writers, copying down things in the libraries, send to friends, publish them2.The Rise of the Humanities as an EliteProfessiona.Greek knowledge became an important part: relevant education provided and developedb.Raphael, School of Athensii.The Idea of Humanism
1.Humanist as Scholar and Ethical Subjecta.Have the meaning/energy to turn ancient modernb.A network world – Florence c.They are by large non christocrat, not monks (not educated in universities)d.A large group of people outside church dedicate to the pursuit of knowledge e.Credential them ethnical termf.Man is the measure g.Appreciate humanities2.Humanist as Political Agenta.Machiavelli, “I transfer myself entirely in their likeness”b.Declare modernity and autonomy from the pastiii.Humanism and Christianity1.Pagans and Christiansa.The adoration of Christ b.Christian humanism: Desiderius Erasmus, dud a bible, Greek Bible 1534, new translation2.Humanist Renewal4.The Structure of Renaissance Culturea.Print: The First Information Revolutioni.What is a Book?1.Material reality that allowed renaissance take place 2.Tech innovation brought by printing techniques3.New look of the book, more standardized, individual design of art for rich patrons, now for common people 4.Pagination became important in the age of printing, index and other info in the bookii.Print as an Industry1.All tech need to print2.As the tech – printing was invented, everywhere started to spread the techb.The Power of the Renaissance Princei.Wealth and the Medici Family1.One of the biggest banks, all over the world 2.Lorenzo the Magnificent Iii.

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