What is the Renaissance?
*began in Italy
*focused on classical cultures of Greece and Rome
How did the plague contribute to the start of the Renaissance?
*studied classical texts
*movement to secular society
*increased understanding of the world
*popularized study of classical subjects (humanities)
What is one key word to help you remember humanism?
*began in Flanders (present day France and the Netherlands)
*especially focused on realism
*spread as a result of Italian writers and artists fleeing from war & students from Italy travelling back home
*used humanist ideas to examine and reform society (Christian humanism)
-critical of the failure of the Christian Church to inspire people to live a Christian life