Renaissance Literature. PowerPoint by Rose Massett, Sam Rubinroit, and Gianna Fote. Dante Alighieri. Divine Comedy (1315) An epic poem written in vernacular Italian. Divided into three parts. Dante’s journey through Inferno, Purgatory, and Paradise. Giovanni Boccaccio.
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Renaissance literature such as Machiavelli’s The Prince laid the foundation for modern day Politics.
Adam Smith’s The Wealth of Nations contributed to the concept of Laissez faire and popularized Capitalism.
The Book of the Courtier by Castiglione set out a code for good social behavior.
Intellectual feats, like the establishment of the heliocentric system, were accomplished in Copernicus’s On the Revolutions of Heavenly Bodies.
Francesco Petrarch created the Italian sonnet, a new form of artistic literary expression.