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How useful is the term ‘early modern’ to describe the period c.1500-c.1789?

In tackling this question it should first be asserted that these dates are commonly known to be the end of the Middles Ages (1500) and the beginning of the French Revolution (1789.) To determine whether this period characterises the term ‘early modern’, it must be more substantial than a set of dates, factors of a…

Time Capsule

The day is finally here, we are only hours away from unearthing a long lost chamber that is said to hold priceless treasures from the Renaissance and the Age of Baroque. In this chamber we hope to find several different items. The items in the chamber are said to represent the arts, music, architecture, philosophy…

Why Do Artists Use Greco-Roman Ideals in Their Works of Art?

The term “history repeats itself” usually implys a negative connotation, but that was not the case in European art during the Italian Renaissance and the French Revolution. These were times when Italy and France were attempting to reinvent themselves after numerous centuries of stagnant oppression. During the Renaissance, Italians strived to surpass the intellect of…



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Le Ballet Comique de La Reine

Le Ballet Comique de la Reine is considered to be the first ballet by most dance historians. This ballet took place in Paris, France in 1581. This special ballet was produced by Catherine d`Medici, and Balthazar de Beaujoyeaulx was responsible for the choreography. The dancers in this weren’t professionals by any means, just simply members…

Medieval Period

What is it all about? – it is all about the period, age or era after the fall of Roman Empire and the beginning of “rebirth” or the Rennaisance period. – it is the bridge with these two very important eras in literature. What is the meaning of medieval and period? – the term medieval…

Early Civilizations Matrix

Using your readings and outside sources, complete the following matrix. Be sure to address the following in your matrix: Provide names, titles, dates, brief descriptions of important events, and other details, as necessary. Note the details of key political, socioeconomic, technological, artistic, musical, architectural, philosophical, and literary developments for each civilization listed in the table,…

Time Capsule: The Renaissance and the Age of Baroque

The European Renaissance was a time of cultural transition in Europe from a society rooted in religious focus and compliance to humanism and artistic expression. Although the majority of Europe remained loyal to the Papacy and Catholicism, the Renaissance brought about scholars that encouraged human artistic expression and self-fulfillment. Prior to the Renaissance, devout Catholics…

A World Lit Only by Fire Reading Guide

1. I know both the Middle Ages and Renaissance took place in Europe. The Middle Ages were terrible times marked by plagues, primitive agricultural machinery, war and lack of proper sanitation. The Renaissance occurred later in Europe, and that was marked by the rebirth of interest in art and intellectual capability. Art usually intertwined religion….

The Tragical History of D. Faustus

The supernatural forces are at once alike and distinct in Shakespeare?s The Tempest and in Marlowe?s The Tragical History of D. Faustus. The supernatural is kind to Prospero and his daughter Miranda in The Tempest, while the devils in Dr Faustus eagerly wait for the day that Faustus would join them in Hell. In both…

Italy during the Renaissance

1. How did the lack of a single strong ruler benefit Italy during the Renaissance? The lack of a single strong ruler made it possible for a number of city-states in northern and central Italy to remain independent. 2. How did the demand for goods affect both the power of the Italian states and the…

The influence of the Enlightenment on French Culture

How did the enlightenment influence French society? What was the role of the philosophers? The enlightenment influenced French society in many aspects, it gave way to new world views and ideas that brought church and science together. It was responsible for bringing the scientific revolution to the political and cultural fields. The introduction of the…

Medieval and early modern

The medieval and early modern periods were eras with distinctive issues and ideals. Some of their key themes were very similar, such as the importance of religion and the role it played in everyday life, while other matters were unique to their time, such as the medieval selling of indulgences, or the early modern Reformation…

Thomas More’s Utopia

The “Middle” Ages were followed by the Renaissance, a time in which art and literature flourished. Thomas More, the first English humanist of the Renaissance, was born in London during this period. More’s style is simple because of its colloquial language but a deeper look into his irony hints at deep dissatisfaction with the current…

Michelangelo’s Sculpture “David”

David “” Analysis and Structure It is obvious that Michelangelo was meticulous when creating this sculpture. His sculpture, David, must have been done after studying the human form a great deal. The lines he has used are very natural, and though his figure is rather chiseled, the lines seem very gentle. Michelangelo has paid special…

The legacy of the renaissance

The legacy of the renaissance can be described and defined in many ways and through many great people. For example, one of the main figures of the renaissance was “Leonardo Da Vinci” born in Italy during the year1452; he was during his time and is still today considered a true renaissance man. Da Vinci dabbled…

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