FC: The Renaissance | By: Hannah Carnes
1: Top Left: Men and women clothing Bottom right: Women clothing | Bottom Left: Men clothing
2: The Renaissance is a cultural movement that spanned roughly the 14th to the 17th century, beginning in Florence in the Late Middle Ages and later spreading to the rest of Europe. The Renaissance began in Florence, Tuscany in the 14th century. Various theories have been proposed to account for its origins and characteristics, focusing on a variety of factors including the social and civic peculiarities of Florence at the time; its political structure; the patronage of its dominant family, the Medici; and the migration of Greek scholars and texts to Italy following the Fall of Constantinople at the hands of the Ottoman Turks.
3: In stark contrast to the High Middle Ages, when Latin scholars focused almost entirely on studying Greek and Arabic works of natural science, philosophy and mathematics, Renaissance scholars were most interested in recovering and studying Latin and Greek literary, historical, and oratorical texts. Broadly speaking, this began in the 14th century with a Latin phase, when Renaissance scholars such as Petrarch, Coluccio Salutati (1331–1406), Niccol de' Niccoli (1364–1437) and Poggio Bracciolini (1380–1459 AD) scoured the libraries of Europe in search of works by such Latin authors as Cicero, Livy and Seneca. By the early 15th century, the bulk of such Latin literature had been recovered; the Greek phase of Renaissance humanism was now under way, as Western European scholars turned to recovering ancient Greek literary, historical, oratorical and theological texts.
4: The Renaissance time period started around the mid 1400s and ended in about the early 1600s. It was a major period focused on plays, art, music, and a rebirth in knowledge. This time era was focused pretty much on the reflection of art. People also began to go to school to learn about their history, science, and their culture. Many famous artists first began in this time frame; including, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, and many others. Read more: http://socyberty.com/history/the-renaissance-time-period/#ixzz1HY2l2mnh