Handbook to Life in Renaissance Europe

By Sandra Sider

The notice renaissance capability "rebirth," and the obvious instance of this phenomenon was once the regeneration of Europe's classical Roman roots. The Renaissance all started in northern Italy within the past due 14th century and culminated in England within the early seventeenth century. Emphasis at the dignity of guy (though now not of lady) and on human power extraordinary the Renaissance from the former center a long time. In poetry and literature, person proposal and motion have been everyday, whereas depictions of the human shape grew to become a touchstone of Renaissance artwork. In technological know-how and drugs the macrocosm and microcosm of the human situation encouraged impressive strides in learn and discovery, and the Earth itself was once explored, situating Europeans inside of a much wider realm of probabilities. equipped thematically, the Handbook to lifestyles in Renaissance Europe covers all facets of lifestyles in Renaissance Europe: background; faith; artwork and visible tradition; structure; literature and language; song; battle; trade; exploration and go back and forth; technological know-how and drugs; schooling; lifestyle.

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