The Italian Renaissance in Its Historical Background

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European History to the 1500

THE ITALIAN RENAISSANCE
IN ITS HISTORICAL BACKGROUND
By: DENYS HAY
Professor of Medieval History University of Edinburgh

The Italian Renaissance took place in Europe around 1600 AD between Medieval and Early Modern Europe. The word renaissance (Rinascimento in Italian) means “rebirth”, and the era is best known for the renewed interest in the culture of classical antiquity after the period that Renaissance humanists labeled the Dark Ages. The European Renaissance began in Tuscany, and centered in the cities of Florence and Siena. It later had a great impact in Venice, and worked it was up across Italy, and up to Greece which later on the Greek brought together, providing humanist scholars to provide writing about the history of the Renaissance. The Italian Renaissance was a movement which gave the whole entire Europe a change which people started to make their life better for themselves and to restart from new era people started thing on their own and work their way up to make something for them self’s which some people did crafts and which were recognized as individual and unique talents which later on became as a hobby for them to live. Many Italian’s had came up with an idea that learning of the ancients gave impetus to an intellectual movement, humanism, which believed that a person could develop his or her full human potential, which meant liberal arts styles led to adoption of ancient ideas in the fifteenth-century many Italians study humanities evolved into a “civic humanism” which meant that people had came up with their own ideas on living life in that era. One of the important roles that took place during the Renaissance writing ran far and wide to middle class eager to absorb every sort of text, which meant that the printing...
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