Monthly Archives: July 2014

The Eve of the Protestant Reformation

At the eve of Protestant reform in Europe the Catholic Church had taken a turn for the worse. People were becoming less interested in the local Mass. Attendance dropped in this area because people were more interested in more dramatic … Continue reading

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Girolamo Savonarola

During the Renaissance, a friar of the Dominican order named Girolamo Savonarola made an impact on the city of Florence. Savonarola lived from 1452 AD to 1498 AD and preached against corruption of the state, the lax of morals in … Continue reading

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The Best Artists of the Renaissance

When artistry of the Renaissance is brought to mind, many people generally think of three fantastic artists: Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, and Michelangelo. These fantastic Renaissance men created a vast amount of talented work, however, since they produced such a … Continue reading

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Niccolò Machiavelli’s Government

Niccolò Machiavelli was an Italian historian, politician, diplomat, philosopher, humanist, and writer, who lived in Florence during the Renaissance. In 1513, Machiavelli penned a book called The Prince. This literary work presented ideas that broke the mold with many forms … Continue reading

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Renaissance Perspective

One of the most interesting and beautiful parts of the Renaissance was the artwork. Artwork before the Renaissance lacked perspective, in other words, it was extremely two-dimensional. It was just at the start of the Renaissance that artists were using technics … Continue reading

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