By: Presley Porter
The renaissance means “rebirth” right around the middle ages the Middle Ages. The Renaissance also witnessed the discovery and exploration of new continents, the decline of the feudal system and the growth of commerce, and the invention or application of such potentially powerful innovations as paper, printing, the mariner’s compass, and gunpowder. To the scholars and thinkers of the day that they had, however, it was primarily a time of the re teaching of Classical learning and wisdom after a long period of cultural decline and stagnation. The term middle ages was coined by scholars in the 15th century, to set the interval between the classical world of Greece and rome, and its rediscovery. Events at the end of the middle ages beginning in the 12th century, set in a motion of series of social, political, and intellectual transformations that culminated in the Renaissance. These included the increasing failure of the Roman Catholic Church and the Holy Roman Empire to provide a stable and bad framework for the organization of spiritual and material life, for many people in the renaissance. Having a well going church in town, made the town stronger in a whole, as if it was a competition with churches. The idea is to be more informed about the renaissance.
Humanism had several important features. First, it took human nature with many things like it, and achievements of it. Second, it stressed the unity and working together of the truth found in all philosophical and theological schools and systems. Third, it shows the dignity of man. In place of life of penance as the highest and noblest form of human activity, the humanists looked to the struggle of creation and the attempt to master our nature. Finally, humanism looked forward to a rebirth of a lost human spirit and wisdom. While the course of striving to, however, the humanists helped in the consolidation of a new spiritual and different outlook and in the development of a new body of knowledge. The effect of humanism was to help men break free from the mental structures, and other places to inspire free thoughts and criticism, and to inspire a new confidence in the possibilities of human thought and creations. Later in the renaissance art came along, it was like the second branch of knowledge. Most famous artist started there, or learned techniques from people from there. Art was to be based on the observation of the world people see and practiced according to math principles of balance, harmony, and perspective, which were developed at this time.