The Renaissance

Equinox
Note by Equinox, updated more than 1 year ago
Equinox
Created by Equinox over 6 years ago
46
2

Description

Note on The Renaissance, created by Equinox on 05/27/2014.

Resource summary

Page 1

The Renaissance ("re-birth") was a cultural movement that spanned the 14th to 17th centuries beginning in Florence, Italy in the late Middle Ages and then spreading to the rest of Europe.1) Education - became more important, growth of schools, more books, invention of printing, literacy rates improved. In general, education not just in hands of church - scholars could question the church.2)  Drama - before, just mystery and bible plays; in Renaissance, more genres emerged, new playwrights emerged, more theatres built. 3) Art - in medieval times, focus on religion, flat, simple colours.- in Renaissance, non-religious themes as well, more realistic, perspective was used- new techniques of drawing (Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci).4)  Architecture- St. Peter's Basilica in Rome. Biggest church in the world.- Il Duomo, Florence*; took 16 years to build the dome.5)  Music- development of opera- music develops outside of church- increase in number of instruments in orchestra.- Thomas Tallis (English composer).6)  Science- Copernicus (Polish) stated that world revolved around the sun and not the other way round.- Galileo(Italian)  (telescope)- Harvey (English) discovered that blood circulated around the body- Isaac Newton (English) (gravity)* Why was Florence an important city?- it stood at the meeting point of important trade routes when northern Italy was the centre of European trade.  It was a leading centre of industry and commerce.

New Page

Show full summary Hide full summary

Similar

6. The Renaissance Medicine
Evangeline Taylor
The Renaissance
chester1
The Renaissance
Saoirse McDonnell
the renassance
elliemayxx
History 1101
lizziebball3
Who said what? (Men of the Renaissance)
dolly.d-xx
The Renaissance
dolly.d-xx
6. The Renaissance Medicine
Logan Blair
6. The Renaissance Medicine
Czarlene Adop
6. The Renaissance Medicine
Rebecca Matthews
Renaissance
mdeleon-tomas