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    Life in the 16th Century

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    Life in the 16th century had many aspects that determined life experiences though gender roles, social status, and religion; which gave everyone completely different life experiences. To start with, gender roles in the 16th century played a vital role in life experiences. The main responsibility of a husband “in the accepted role as head of the household was to give moral direction to his wife and children” (Best, “The wife’s status”,http://internetshakespeare.uvic.ca/Library/SLT/society/family/status

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    16th Century English Weapons During the 16th century England and much of Europe found itself in turmoil and in a constant state of war. The outbreak of fighting led to the invention and development of new weapons and the growth and change of weapons of old. The development of weapons was a trademark of the time, with a sort of renaissance, or re-birth in the field of weaponry (Miller). The technology was highlighted by the invention of gunpowder by the Chinese which eventually found its

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    Age of Doubt In Europe in the 16th Century

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    In the 16th Century, Europeans had their faith shattered and were forced to realize that there was doubt in what they believed in. From the countless wars being fought in the name of religion, to the once great and wealthy countries that needed to reaffirm their place in the world, ‘all that they had once taken for granted was suddenly cast into doubt’ (446). Europeans were desperately searching for new foundations to put their faith in ‘in the face of intellectual, religious, and political challenges’

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    Limitations on Desire In the 16th century the nature and origin of desire are commonplace. There are many types of desire represented within the major works, which include the desires for wealth, power, holiness, status and, of course, the flesh. While these desires may have been felt by many citizens, such intimate desires were rarely spoken in public. The literary beacons of the period addressed these desires both discreetly and overtly, but were tame compared to the explicit expression of desire

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    van Hemessen made a successful career and name for herself as a portrait painter. While she produced many widely respected works, she is best known for being one of the first and very few females to successfully pursue a career in art in the 16th century. Caterina van Hemessen was born around 1528 around the Flemish city of Antwerp in modern day Belgium. She is the earliest female painter of the Northern Renaissance to have work attributed to her. In the Renaissance era, education and training

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    prosecution. In the 16th century in France, the people were ruled by the monarchial government. The reputations of monarchs had a chief role which was to provide justice as well as maintaining order. This was ordered to increase peace and prosperity among the people. Also, their reputations were increased by the glorious pageant referred to as the French Renaissance. This shows that the government had laid down rules which provided peace and prosperity among the people. Sixteenth-century France generally

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    Humanism and Clericism Of The 16th Century The two paintings, The conversion of St. Paul by Caravaggio, and lady writing a letter with her maid by Vermeer, reflect the religious conflict between the Protestant and catholic cultures of 16th century Europe. Before we take a look at why they reflect the religious dispute, first we must know some background on what caused it. Humanism and Clericism. During the renaissance humanism stood for the intellectual attitudes of the ancient world paired

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    Most Common Jobs in the 16th century

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    (Emerson, 186). Jobs in the sixteenth century, considering they did not have modern technology and knowledge, were different than they are today. Depending on your occupation that would decide your income, rank in society, how old you are before you could start working, and your necessity to society. Servants were a common job in the sixteenth century. Organized crime such a prostitution was big during the sixteenth century. Midwifery was essential in the sixteenth century because midwives helped deliver

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    With the “successive reigns by two educated queens” in the sixteenth century there began a close examination of the woman’s role in society (Hull 1). Although nothing drastic, small numbers of women began to gain an education which taught them to read. The exact number is unknown and there is some controversy as to how many women could actually read. However, according to Suzanne Hull the “small but steady stream of books for a female audience” (Hull 1) indicates that there were a growing number

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    The sixteenth and seventeenth centuries were periods of questioning and searching for truth. The practice of challenging traditional institutions, including the Church, was revolutionary. Individuals began to use reason to guide their actions and opinions and realized the oppressive nature of the Catholic monarchy. Individuals strove to act in their own best interest and in the name of what was true to them. The consensus was that society would be better off with an economy that shifted away from

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