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Title: The Renaissance


1
The Renaissance
  • The European World

2
What is the Renaissance?
  • a rebirth of art and learning that began in
    northern Italy around 1300 and later spread north

3
Italys Advantages
  • Urban Centers
  • cities are often places where people exchange new
    ideas
  • an ideal breeding ground for an intellectual
    revolution

4
Italys Advantages
  • Classical Heritage
  • Italian artists and scholars drew inspiration
    from the ruins of Rome that surrounded them

5
Italys Advantages
  • The Medici Family
  • Florence came under the rule of the powerful
    Medici family, who made a fortune in trade and
    banking

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Italys Advantages
  • Merchants
  • believed they deserved power and wealth because
    of their individual merit and achievement

8
The Renaissance Man
  • the ideal individual strove to master almost
    every area of study
  • a man who excelled in many fields was praised as
    a universal man

9
The Renaissance Women
  • upper-class women knew the classics
  • expected to inspire art, but rarely create it

10
What is Humanism?
  • focused on human potential and achievements
  • understand ancient
  • Greek values
  • popularized the
  • study of subjects common to classical education
  • history
  • literature
  • philosophy
  • influenced artists and architects to carry on
    classical traditions
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