Renaissance Culture

By Eryka Richardson

Different Types of Cultures

  • Language
  • Clothing
  • Religion
  • Food
  • Tradition
  • Housing
  • Arts
  • History
  • Transportation
  • Architecture

These ten cultures result to the time of the Renaissance because the way the things looked were different.During the time of the Renaissance most people where poor except for the king and queen.Most of the rich people where the


The language of the Renaissance people is well...Renaissance in the mid-evil times (during the renaissance) they named it after the terrible time of the renaissance.


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.=Gram mercy.

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!

The Queen=Your Majesty, Her Majesty

Court Ladies=My lady, good madam

Archbishop=Your Grace

Court men=My lord, good sir

Villagers=Good mistress, my good woman, good master


The clothing they wore was really old but it depended on the person like if you were a king or queen you would wear a big gown for a queen and a bit of amour,clothe and with lots of gold and you would leggings or tights.Now if you were a peasant you would wear a potato sack for all you cared because for those people you would wear anything just to stay covered from only deer skin to a barrel you would wear anything you could put your hands on.


    Roman Catholic Church

    The 95 Theses led to the Reformation, a break with the Roman Catholic Church that previously claimed hegemony in Western Europe. Humanism and the Renaissance therefore played a direct role in sparking the Reformation, as well as in many other contemporaneous religious debates and conflicts.


The food of the renaissance times was very simple at the time.So like if you where a rich wealthy person such as the King, Queen or Grand Duke you would be severed better food. Such as grapes, wine, fruit, beer, and any type of roasted animal.Now if you were a peasant or a towns folk you would eat mostly anything you could eat.Such as rats, deer, soup, fish, mushrooms, and mostly anything you could hunt, kill, or find.


The absence of a worthwhile book-length survey of the classical tradition in the Renaissance is a noticeable lacuna in the scholarship of the past fifty years. Much good information can still be found in Bolgar 1954, Highet 1949, and Jenkyns 1992, although these classic studies are becoming increasingly dated. The essays in Bolgar 1976 are good, but coverage is limited; Buck 1976, in turn, treats only the Romance-language areas. Kallendorf 2007 suggests some of the issues that a new narrative survey might address. Hardwick 2003 and Martindale 1993 show how the emphasis is shifting from a more passive understanding of tradition to a more active appropriation of the classics that gives new emphasis to post classical readers.

Housing and Architecture

“A man’s house is his castle.” This quote is true because even though a house may not come off as a “castle” it still is a man’s castle because that is where he feels in charge. Even in the Tudor Age, this was still true, and many buildings are still standing from the Tudor Age. Stone castles, cathedrals and churches were all common types of buildings during this time. There were different types of housing for all classes of people. There was peasant housing, middle class housing, castles and more.
Peasant houses are the least nice of the kinds of housing during the Renaissance. Peasants worked for feudal barons, land owning nobles, city, republic, or commune (Brown). Peasant houses were made of earth stone or wood, whatever they had more of (Brown). They used thatched roofs. Thatch is a plant stalk or foliage, such a reeds or palm fronds. Windows were rectangular holes with wooden shutters to cover them (Ridley).
People who were in the middle class were usually merchants, artisans, lawyers or doctors (Brown). These houses were most likely made of wood or stucco (Brown). The roofs of these kinds of houses were made of slate or tile (Brown). They had leaded windows made of several small panes of glass held together by strips of lead (Brown). Unlike the peasant houses, middle class homes usually had more than one floor. The middle class houses had two or three rooms on each floor (Brown).
One of the greatest and most royal kinds of housing was the castle. Castles are some of the greatest buildings ever made. They were originally built to protect inhabitants during wars and sieges (Brown). Eventually castles were turned into homes for royalty and nobility. Castles were the best kinds of houses in that time and they are still very popular today. Castles may sometimes be thought of as a mansion; however a mansion was for royalty and important people to live. Castles were meant for protection and that is what they were built for. They were built with more stability then other buildings, mostly made of brick or stone.
There were many kinds of houses during the Tudor Age, including houses for peasants, for the middle class, and for the royalty. “A man’s house is his castle” works for any kind of house. Whether or not a man lives in a cottage, a mansion, or a palace, it is still his castle because that is where he is in control. People in the future will be able to learn these kinds of things from buildings that we leave behind today.


The development of new technologies–including the printing press, a new system of astronomy and the discovery and exploration of new continents–was accompanied by a flowering of philosophy, literature and especially art. The style of painting, sculpture and decorative arts identified with the Renaissance emerged in Italy in the late 14th century; it reached its zenith in the late 15th and early 16th centuries, in the work of Italian masters such as Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and Raphael. In addition to its expression of classical Greco-Roman traditions, Renaissance art sought to capture the experience of the individual and the beauty and mystery of the natural world.


The Renaissance was a period of time from the 14th to the 17th century in Europe. This era bridged the tie between the Middle Ages and modern times. The word "Renaissance" means "rebirth".The Middle Ages began with the of the Roman Empire.Much of the advances in science, art, and government that had been made by the Greeks and Romans were lost during this time.Part of the Middle Ages is actually called the Dark Ages because so much of what was learned earlier was lost.The Renaissance was a time of "coming out of dark'. Lt was a rebirth of education, science, art, literature, music, and a better life for people in general.


  • The earliest modern vehicles were either foot, horse or carriage back then.Even if you had money you would still have to pay alot for a carriage or horse. The king and queen had horses but they were used for riding and knights. Many carriages that the queen and king had were used for travel to go places such as Grand Jesters, Balls, etc. So what I am saying is the amount of travel a person had was based on how much money they had.

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