The European Renaissance The Renaissance, which began in Italy in 1300s, was one of the largest periods of growth and development in Western Europe. There were many factors leading to the Renaissance. First was the development of Scholasticism. This was an attempt to mix Christian beliefs with non-Christian philosophy. The Crusades to recapture Jerusalem was another factor leading to the beginning of the Renaissance.
The renaissance and the reformation are the beginning of the golden age of Europe. Many economic, religious, and cultural changes occurred during this time period. The economic and cultural rise of Italian city-states, the recentralization of government in northern Europe, and the separation of the Roman Catholic Church into different Catholic and Protestant groups were important achievements for Europe during this time. The renaissance and the reformation were not only the beginning of the modern western world, but also set the stage for the European rise in global colonization, which gave way to the birth of our glorious nation. The renaissance, or rebirth, was a new beginning for Europe.
Another motive to expand during the Renaissance was the will to convert the native "heathens" into Christians. The Renaissance, which began in Italy in the 1300s, was one of the largest periods of growth and development in Western Europe. Navigation was no longer limited to traveling about by land. Large fleets of ships were constructed, and great navigational schools, the best founded by Prince Henry the Navigator in Portugal, were founded. People were no longer tied to the lands they lived on, as they were in medieval times.
European expansion into the west resulted in a political increase of power for Europe, the social increase in slavery, disease and racism, as well as the economic rise of inflation, mercantilism and capitalism. The political, social and economic effects of European expansion top those of the Protestant Reformation, making it more fundamentally influential on both western civilization and today’s world. With regard to political changes and effects, there are three major events that occurred as a result of the Protestant Reformation and one major effect as a result of European Expansion. Catholic Reformation, the Peace of Augsburg and the Thirty Years War all arose with the Protestant reformation and increased power arose with European expansion. The Catholic Reformation was the Catholic Church’s response to the Protestant Reformation.
The Renaissance was a movement of great creativity and art, and was an important time in Europe’s history. It lasted from around 1300 through 1600, and gave birth to many new ideas and led to a time of prosperity. This era had to first be set in motion before it swept across Italy and then spread northward, changing many lives and ideas as it went. The beginning of the Renaissance movement came from the end of another period of history. For years, feudalism had reigned, trade with Asia had not been fully recognized, and the church’s word had been taken without question.
During this era, there was a significant growth of Papal power. Consequently, as the Christian church increased in power it also increased its influence on society. Another religion emerged in the Middle East which affected Latin Christendom. The emergence of the new Islamic faith eventually caused tension with Latin Christendom that culminated in the Crusades. The Muslims invasion of France was repelled at the Battle of Tours by Charles Martel.
The Renaissance was a new age of discovery, science, and drama in the middle ages. The Renaissance was a new age of discovery. It was started in the mid 14th century, The term Renaissance comes from the French word for ‘rebirth’ and refers to the revival of ancient Classical Greek and Roman philosophy, literature, and art, after much was lost during the middle ages. The Renaissance’s cultural changes were closely tied in with the religious, political and economic changes that took place across Europe during the next 300 years, the most significant being the call for the formation of the Catholic Church (Lee-Browne 4). Henry VII, John Milton, Elizabeth I, James I of England, James VI of Scotland, William Shakespeare, Christopher Marlowe, Ben Jonson, John Donne, Sir Philip Sidney, and Edmund Spenser were important people during the Renaissance period.
There is a period in history that incited much change in our world and that is the time period that we have come to know as the Catholic Counter-Reformation. This period of time prior to the Thirty Year’s War was a direct effect of the Protestant Reformation and was a revival of sorts of Roman Catholicism and a huge reform movement from within the Church’s foundation in Rome that spread throughout all of Europe. This impact is one that would ripple throughout the ages, one that would change the course of the Roman Catholic Church’s history. Like I stated up, for every effect there is a cause. The Catholic Reformation is no different to that fact.
Michelangelo and Renaissance Religion Michelangelo Buonarroti lived in a time when the medieval aspects of Christianity were overwhelmed by the upheaval of the Reformation. His art portrays this change in religious philosophy by discerning the major trends and objectives of the Renaissance. "His works show us...the changing world around him" (Richmond 4). In addition, Michelangelo seriously impacted generations of artists to come. "The Renaissance was a rebirth that led to new ways of thinking in the sciences, philosophy, and architecture, as well as painting and sculpture" (Spence 6).
Tess Erickson Ms. Griffin Core 3 5/11/14 The Renaissance The Renaissance was a period of “rebirth” and started with the citizens of Florence Italy, in Europe during the 1350s. Significant events brought an end to the Middle Ages, feudal life, and led to the start of the Renaissance era. The Middle Ages finally ended with the collapse of Rome in approximately 1450 A.D. Toward the end of the Middle Ages trade spread and the Silk Roads flourished with very active traders and merchants. This trading behavior brought new ideas and goods to a growing number of people. Other events occurred that also led up to this period, such as Humanism, the plague, and the Hundred Years War.