The Early Renaissance

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The early renaissance contributed various cultural developments to our modern day society. A few things have changed when it comes to these developments but we have branched off of this Era. Our society today people like to think that we were the founders of a certain type of music, architecture, other any material thing but the fact is that it was evolved from another Era. At the end of the fourteenth century, gothic architecture began to fade away and renaissance architecture took over. Europe was coming out of the Middle Ages and in the Renaissance period. The beliefs in humanity were growing throughout everyone. Along with the changes in ways of life, politics, and families. The architecture and architects were also changing. The architects…show more content…
A group of Italian scholars, some of whom were amateur architects influenced the birth of Renaissance Architecture. These scholars knew classical culture very well and considered it to be much better than the culture of their present time. The main person of the new Renaissance style was Filippo Brunelleschi of Florence, his first significant project was the dome for the Cathedral of Florence. Italians considered this to be the greatest accomplishment theirs. Their style then quickly spread outside of Florence to other cities and eventually made its way north to the Netherlands and then began to spread throughout the rest of…show more content…
During the Middle Ages, the emphasis in education of the medieval scholastics was on theology and spiritual pursuits, and man was viewed as inherently unworthy as a result of the stain of original sin (12). In contrast, Renaissance humanist educators revived the study of the classics and stressed the importance of the individual. Indeed, the ideal Renaissance man was cultured and well versed in the classics, humanities, and moral philosophy, as well as skilled with the sword and horse (12). After challenging the medieval scholastic focus on theology, the values and purposes of a Renaissance education transformed over time from educating a virtuous, well rounded, upper class Renaissance man who was learned in the classics and humanities to educating a man who attained knowledge for practical purposes and exemplified the Renaissance values of wisdom, morality, and virtue

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