Northern Europe vs. Italy

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Although The Renaissance in Italy and Northern Europe shared common goals, they fulfilled their goals in differing manners. Individuality was celebrated differently during the Renaissance in Italy and Northern Europe. Love of classical learning shaped values during the Renaissance in Italy and Northern Europe. Also, enjoyment of worldly pleasures was benefited differently during the Renaissance in Italy and Northern Europe.

Individuality was celebrated differently during the Renaissance in Italy and Northern Europe. In Italy, skillful artists never signed their names on work because they were not seeking fame as individuals and all praise went to the church. Individualism and self pride was a sin. By the 1300’s, capitalism changes that so Italian artists and writers can sign their work and become recognized. However, Northern Europe chose a different way to fulfill the goal of the celebration of the individual. The celebrations during the Renaissance in Northern Europe were limited to all the kings, queens, and nobles. The kings, queens, and nobles were the patrons of the arts. Merchants and bankers were never recognized.

Love of classical learning shaped values during the Renaissance in Italy and Northern Europe. During the Northern European Renaissance, education and learning was reserved for the clergy. Northern Europe used Christian humanism. Scholars in the Renaissance of Northern Europe took more of a traditional approach to religion. Northern European scholars studied the writings of early Christians during the Renaissance. Scholars of the Renaissance in Italy established a new interest to bring back the culture of classical Greece and Rome. Italy was determined to renew the past. The contributions made during the Renaissance led to original styles of art and literature. The contributions also led to new values, for example, the importance of the individual. Italy also used humanism to challenge church teachings and prove preconceived notions. When...
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