Italian Renaissance

Italian Renaissance

The Italian Renaissance was a time of rebirth, questioning and exploration in Italy beginning in the early 1300s. During this time the arts, sciences, and literary philosophy flourished. Italian scholars and artists studied the work, learnings, and art of the ancient Roman and Greeks in attempts to recapture the works of ancient Greece and Rome […]

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Harlem Renaissance

Harlem Renaissance What is a renaissance? A renaissance is a movement or period of vigorous artistic and intellectual activity. There was a famous renaissance in Europe during the transition from medieval times to modern times that is still taught today. There was, also, a not so well known renaissance that occurred in the United States […]

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Impact Of The Renaissance

The impact of the Renaissance on Europe Jacob Burckhardt best describes the renaissance as the prototype of the modern world, for it was the period between the fourteenth and fifteenth century in Italy, when the base of modern civilisation was formed. It was mainly through the revival of ancient learning that new scientific values first […]

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The arts in Italian Renaissance

The Italian Renaissance was a very difficult time period in European history. The arts were flourishing, while the city-states in Italy fought bloody battles with each other and within themselves. Bribery and murder were not uncommon tools for men to use when they wanted power. Meanwhile those same rulers patronized the arts a great deal […]

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The Renaissance Era

Historical Events 1500 1600: DL: African Slaves are taken across the Atlantic to work on sugar plantations 1510. ED : University of Valencia founded 1500 RP : Ahmed ad Mansur leads Moroccans into a battle against the Songhai 1500 VA : Nuts and Bolts are first used in Europe 1550s. M : William Shakespeare is […]

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Themes in Ben Johnsons Plays

Benjamin Johnson, more known as Ben Johnson, was an English Renaissance dramatist, poet and actor. He was a contemporary of William Shakespeare and was one of the most learned men in Elizabethan times. He was born in London in 1572 and lost his father just a month before his birth. He was no stranger to […]

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The Renaissance was a time of rebirth for learning and the arts

The sixteenth and seventeenth centuries were a time of growth in thinking, science, art and religious freedom. The Renaissance was a time of rebirth for all of Europe. New thinkers include Copernicus, Kepler, Galileo, Bacon, and Luther. Many of these great thinkers were beginning to ask questions of what the majority of people had taken […]

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Art and reason in renaissance Italy

Renaissance Italy was at the centre of what can be determined as a period of ‘rebirth’ between the early 14th and late 16th Centuries. Essentially, the renaissance was ‘the age of reason and enlightenment’ and this was reflected in the emergence of art as an intellectual pursuit. The Italian Renaissance was a budding period, unveiling […]

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What factors led to improvment in the Renaissance

After the Black Death People began to challenge ideas, people began experimenting and questioning; this was the start of the renaissance a time of rebirth. Art, music, architecture and science where all to benefit from this new age. After the Black Death people had more money to spend. This meant more people where being educated, […]

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The Renaissance began in Italy during the 1400s

The Renaissance began in Italy during the 1400s, a period of time called the Quattrocentro. During the Quattrocentro, in the town of Florence, poets, painters, sculptors, and architects achieved some prominence, especially because of the patronage they received from the town’s wealthy. Those people considered wealthy descended from respected soldiers (called condotteri), natural leaders, or […]

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