Renaissance spread across Europe • Southern Renaissance (Italy) focused on classical antiquity with its worldly values • Northern Renaissance focused on renewed Christianity and biblical studies. • Renaissance was an elite movement far removed from the masses
North vs. South • Both focused on the individual • Northernfocused on individual in a religious or communal setting; Focused on the hardships of life • Southernstressed the individual in secular, commercial, and urban scenes • THERE ARE EXCEPTIONS!
Ideas with the Renaissance • Individualism • Worldliness • Learning • Antiquity • Reform
Did the five ideas come from the Middle Ages? • Individualism? • Sense of individualism in the personal nature of Middle Agesfeudal contracts • Worldliness? • Middle class illustrated worldliness and materialism • Learning? • Contributed to the scholastic method and universities • Antiquity? • Roman law revived; Aristotle approach to knowledge • Reform? • St. Francis of Assissi and St. Dominic led movements of reform
Do the five ideas still exist today? • Individualism? • Worldliness? • Learning? • Antiquity? • Reform?