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Europe, to The Renaissance is one of the most interesting and disputed periods of European history. Many scholars see it as a unique time with characteristics all its own.
A second group views the Renaissance as the first two to three centuries of a larger era in European history usually called early modern Europewhich began in the late fifteenth century and ended on the eve of the French Revolution or with the close of the Napoleonic era Some social historians reject the concept of the Renaissance altogether.
Historians also argue over how much the Renaissance differed from the Middle Ages and whether it was the beginning of the modern world, however defined. The approach here is that the Renaissance began in Italy about and in the rest of Europe after and that it lasted until about It was a historical era with distinctive themes in learning, politics, literature, art, religion, social life, and music.
The changes from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance were significant, but not as great as historians once thought. Renaissance developments influenced subsequent centuries, but not so much that the Renaissance as a whole can be called "modern. They saw the ancient world of Rome and Greecewhose literature, learning, and politics they admired, as an age of high achievement.
But in their view, hundreds of years of cultural darkness followed because much of the learning and literature of the ancient world had been lost.
Indeed, Italian humanists invented the concept of the "Middle Ages" to describe the years between about and Scholastic philosophy, which the Italian humanists rejected, and a different style of Latin writing, which the humanists viewed as uncouth and barbarous, prevailed in the Middle Ages.
But Italian humanists believed that a new age was dawning. In the view of the humanists, the painter Giotto d.
Most Italian intellectuals from the mid-fifteenth century on held these views. Northern Europeans of the sixteenth century also reached the conclusion that a new age had dawned. They accepted the historical periodization of ancient, medieval, and Renaissance and added a religious dimension.
The former offered models of literature, culture, and good morality, while the New Testament and the church fathers, such as Sts. Augustine — and Jerome c.
But then barbarous medieval culture replaced ancient eloquence, and, in their view, the theological confusion of medieval Scholasticism obscured the message of the New Testament.What is art? What is rock music? It's difficult to describe its codes, gestures, aestethics and its perception for the most part it is something that must be experienced, and only as an expression of culture — it being in a constant movement of restlessness and mirroring all graspable parts of society.
Since the beginning of time cultural views have influenced and shaped our society but never has more change occurred than during the Renaissance, Reformation, and Scientific Revolution. We leave the middle ages a society of Kings and feudal life and emerge with the beginnings of modern political theory.
Michelangelo vs. Leonardo da Vinci ART Art Appreciation August 15, The works of Leonardo Da Vinci and Michelangelo influenced the art of the 16th century in Italy and Europe in many ways.
Three of Michelangelo’s works such as: The Last Judgment, Pieta, and David were great works during his time. Today the Jesuit Order has about 19, members.
In St Ignatius of Loyola adopted the Christogram of the Holy Name of Jesus as his seal as General of the Society . The Renaissance and its Impact on Modern Society Scholarly Paper Western Civilization I Professor Dr. Katherine Nelson-Born April 1, The Renaissance 1 Abstract The Renaissance is a term that means rebirth.
The period of "rebirth" and creativity that followed Europe's Middle Ages. the period of European history between the close of the Middle Ages and the rise of the modern world.
A period of intense artistic and intellectual activity, said to be a 'rebirth' of Greco-Roman culture.