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European Renaissance

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  1. European Renaissance Part I

  2. Pre-Renaissance (Medieval Period) • Church enforced all of the rules • Education was strictly for priests and scholars • Art was dominated by the Church • People were troubled with war and plagues such as the Black Death World History

  3. Renaissance • French word for rebirth • Began in Florence, Italy in the mid 1300’s • Time when changes took place • New ideas grew and spread throughout Europe • Major interests grew outside of the Church World History

  4. Renaissance Italy World History

  5. Humanism • Humanism- study of classical Greek and Roman literature and languages • Believed men and women could change the world and make it better for all. • Emphasized the importance of the individual World History

  6. Petrarch • One of the first Italian philosophers to have a humanist approach. • Believed people should study humankind, history, language, and literature. • Encouraged education for all people World History

  7. Renaissance Man • An aristocrat, well-mannered, and educated. • At the same time a brave and able soldier. • Warrior and a scholar. World History

  8. Art • Lorenzo Medici • Financially supported Renaissance artists • Interests changed • Religious figures painted against Greek/Roman background. • New Techniques • Perspective • More realistic World History

  9. Art World History

  10. Architecture • Felippo Brunelleschi, pioneer Renaissance architect. • Inspired by the dome of the Pantheon in Rome. • Emphasized serene rhythm through clear geometry and symmetry. • Repetition throughout the building created harmony. World History

  11. Printing Press • Johannes Gutenburg designed a printing press with moveable type. • Gutenburg printed 42-line Bible, in Germany. • Printing press turned out 300 pages a day. • Humanist writings were quickly circulated throughout Europe. • By the early 1500’s millions of books were printed. World History

  12. World History

  13. Religion • Outside of Italy, humanism had an effect on religion. • Dutch priest, Erasmus studied early Christian scholars • Criticized the corruption he saw in the Roman Catholic Church. • Laid the groundwork for later, extensive changes in the church, Protestant Reformation. World History

  14. World History

  15. Drama/Playwright • Expression of Renaissance in England was drama/plays written by William Shakespeare. • Instead of writing plays based on religion and church • Shakespeare wrote about real emotions. ( love, hate, jealousy). • Globe Theater became home of Shakespeare’s acting company. World History

  16. Science • 1514, Copernicus disproved the geocentric model and discovered that the sun was the center of the universe. • Renaissance laid the groundwork for tremendous changes in science, Scientific Revolution. World History

  17. Summary • When did the Renaissance start? What were the new ideas and beliefs of the Renaissance? • What six areas of European Culture did the Renaissance influence? World History