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may prefer.” Pico also spelled out another implication of man’s duty to realize his potential: through his own exertions, man can come to understand and control nature. Valla - Lorenzo Valla, for instance, disproved the validity of the Donation of Constantine. But the fraud that especially vexed the humanists lay not on parchment but in the very practices by which the clergy governed the faithful.
16. Identify Machiavelli and describe his most important contributions.
17. Who were the main patrons of the Renaissance artists, and why?
18. Understand why many believed the end of the world was near in the 14 th and 15 th centuries. Page 4 of 15
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