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Renaissance Literature. By, Michael DeAngelis, Robert Berkowitz, Jesse Katz, Maisie Newman, Lia Sinisi, Evan Haas. Humanism. Based on the study of the classics The literary works of ancient Greece and Rome Studied grammar, rhetoric, poetry, moral philosophy, history . Petrarch.

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Renaissance literature

Renaissance Literature

By, Michael DeAngelis, Robert Berkowitz, Jesse Katz, Maisie Newman, Lia Sinisi, Evan Haas


Humanism
Humanism

  • Based on the study of the classics

  • The literary works of ancient Greece and Rome

  • Studied grammar, rhetoric, poetry, moral philosophy, history


Petrarch
Petrarch

  • Called the Father of Humanism or the Father of Renaissance.

  • Did more than any other individual

  • Looked for forgotten Latin manuscripts in monastic libraries

  • Described the intellectual life as one of solitude


Vernacular literature
Vernacular Literature

  • Before Vernacular literature, all the books we’re written in Latin

  • Vernacular Literature is books written in different languages such as German, French, and Italian.

  • This type of literature was introduced in the 14th century


Dante
Dante

  • Italian author in the fourteenth century.

  • Led through an imaginary journey through three realms until he meets god.

  • His writings were not famous during his lifetime, but became popular as people studied history.


Chaucer
Chaucer

  • increased the popularity of literature

  • one of the first to utilize vernacular liturature

  • most famouse work was the Canterbury Tales


Niccolo machiavelli
Niccolo Machiavelli

  • Works

    • Wrote one of the most influential political books of all time The Prince

    • Book said that a ruler should follow the principles in Christianity

    • Also said a ruler could break laws when necessary

  • Beliefs and accomplishments

    • Abandoned morality

    • Morality had little to do with politics

    • Made vernacular writing more popular

    • Wrote one of the most influential books ever The Prince


Shakespeare
Shakespeare

•Most famous playwright

•Most well known work is Romeo and Juliet

•Wrote dozens of poems, plays, and sonnets.

•Plays are still read everywhere