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Humanism and The Printing Press. Unit 3, SSWH 9 c and g. How did life change during the Renaissance and Reformation?. SSWH 9 c and g. Explain the main characteristics of humanism; include the ideas of Petrarch, Dante, and Erasmus.

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Humanism and the printing press

Humanism and The Printing Press

Unit 3, SSWH 9 c and g


How did life change during the renaissance and reformation

How did life change during the Renaissance and Reformation?


Sswh 9 c and g

SSWH 9 c and g

Explain the main characteristics of humanism; include the ideas of Petrarch, Dante, and Erasmus.

Explain the importance of Gutenberg and the invention of the printing press.


Humanism p 410 412

Humanism p.410-412

  • Study of classical texts, an intellectual movement that focused on human potential & achievements

  • Studied them to understand ancient Greek values

  • Influenced artists and architects to carry on classical traditions


Continued

Continued

  • Popularized the study of subjects – history, literature, and philosophy

  • Examined traditional teachings of the church


Petrarch

Petrarch

  • Father of Renaissance humanism

  • Great poet: wrote both in Italian and Latin

    p. 411


Dante

Dante

  • Wrote using vernacular (wrote in everyday local language) and about secular (worldly) things

  • Famous: wrote The Divine Comedy in Italian p. 265


Erasmus christian humanist

Erasmus “ Christian Humanist”

  • Said society should be reformed through education (women, boys, and girls)

  • Famous: wrote The Praise of Folly: poked fun at the greedy merchants, heartsick lovers, quarreling scholars, & pompous priests

  • To Improve society, all people should study the Bible p. 419 -420


Gutenberg the printing press

Gutenberg & The Printing Press

  • Chinese invented block & moveable type

  • Block printed items reached Europe in the 1200s

  • 1440, Johann Gutenberg developed a printing press

  • Process produced books cheaply & quickly p. 418


Continued1

Continued

  • First complete book printed: Gutenberg Bible in 1455

  • Printing press allowed books to be made cheap & it increase the amount of available knowledge in society

  • Spreading ideas quickly (people began to challenge established institutions more)


Important thing

Important Thing

  • The important thing about humanism is _____________.

  • Detail:_____________

  • Detail:_____________

  • Detail:_____________

  • But the important thing about humanism is _____________.

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