Cultures of Renaissance

By Kaleb Brumley

The Time of Renaissance: Food

The average person is a peasant. The average person would eat soup or mush for almost every meal. They also would generally eat black bread. Mush is almost like oatmeal today. Meat was expensive and rare. They would have feasts at weddings or festival. They didn't drink water because it is polluted. They usually drank beer and wine.

The Time of Renaissance: Religion

Religious leaders had a great deal of influence on government and other aspects of public and private life. Many popes and other important Church leaders came from the prominent governing families in the city-states of Italy and in other countries of Europe.

The Time of Renaissance: Clothing

As usual in the world of fashion, people with an abundance of influence, control, and power tend to set the current trends and styles.

Due to laws prohibiting who was allowed to wear what, and the cost of materials, there was a vast difference in attire between the classes. Not only did materials vary, but styles as well, as the lower classes opted for practicality in their clothing by necessity.

Time of Renaissance: Language

Good morning.=Good morrow.

Good afternoon.=Good day.

I’ll see you later.=I shall see you anon.

How are you?=How now?

Please…=Prithee or Pray…

Thank you.=Grammercy.

Hello, nice to see you!=Hail and well met!

What time is it?=How stands the hour?

Where are the restrooms?=Whither be the privies?

What is your name?=What be thy tide?

Please wait on me!=Prithee, attend me!

I'm thirsty.=I be parched.

Goodbye, I gotta go!=Fare thee well; I must away!


Time of Renaissance: Transpotation

People didn't go every where like we do know. Places were limited. No flights, no budget hotels, and no world tickets.


Still,people did travel.


The roads were still dangerous, there were robbers, big rocks, and uneven surfaces. Robbers were waiting for strangers to get caught in their traps.


Time of Renaissance: History

The time of the renaissance was 14th to the 17th century in Europe. Era is bridged between middle ages and modern times. Renaissance means rebirth. The Black Death is a terrible disease that spread throughout Europe from 1347 to 1350. There was no cure.


Time of Renaissance: Art

Art showed people craftsmanship and were respected as carpenters and goldsmiths. Art was used in religious building. They did biblical scenes and portraits of saints.

Time of Renaissance: Housing

Peasants houses were the worst houses there were. Peasants houses were made of earth stone or wood. They used thatched roofs. Thatch is a plant stalk or foliage, reeds or palm fronds. Windows are rectangle holes with wooden shutters to cover the (Ridley).


Middle class people were usually merchants, artisans, lawyers, or doctors. These houses were usually made out of wood or stucco. The roofs were made out of slate or tile. The windows had several small panes of glass held together by stripes of lead. They usually had more than floor and each floor had three rooms.


The royalty lived in a castle. Castles were turned into homes for royalty and nobility.


Time of Renaissance: Architecture

Renaissance architects began to look back to the Romans and Greeks for inspiration when designing buildings.Much of Renaissance architecture style was taken from Ancient Rome and Greece and then altered to fit their current lifestyle.


Brunelleschi was considered the first Renaissance architect. Some historians consider the start of the Renaissance to be 1419, when he won the commission to build the dome above the cathedral of Florence. Pazzi Chapel - This chapel is said to be a masterpiece of the simple form of the architecture of the time. It is thought that the original design was by Filippo Brunelleschi even though the building wasn't finished until nearly 20 years after his death.


Time of Renaissance: Tradition

During the Renaissance period, a variety of intellectual and historical developments shaped natural history as a discipline. At the end of the 15th and beginning of the 16th century, the rediscovery of classical Greek and Roman texts prompted critical study of ancient and contemporary knowledge about the natural world. Humanist scholars also studied the language and transmission of these ancient texts, comparing different manuscript versions to derive the most accurate version.