Renaissance| the great flowering of art| architecture| Politics| and the study of ...
Renaissance| the great flowering of art| architecture| Politics| and the study of literature| usually seen as the end of the Middle Ages and the beginning of the Modern world| which came about under the influence of Greek and Roman models. It began in Italy in the late 14th cent.| culminated in the High Renaissance in the early 16th cent| (the period of *Michelangelo and *Machiavelli)| and spread to the rest of Europe in the 15th cent| and afterwards. Its emphasis was humanist:
that is| on regarding the human figure and reason without a necessary relating of it to the superhuman; but much of its energy also came from the *Neoplatonic tradition in writers such as *Pico della Mirandola. The word Renaissance has been applied in the 20th cent| to earlier periods which manifested a new interest in and study of the classics| such as the 12th cent| and the period of Charlemagne. But the Italian Renaissance is still seen as a watershed in the development of civilization| both because of its extent and because of its emphasis on the human| whether independent of or in association with the divine. See J. A. Symonds| History of the Renaissance in Italy (1875-86); W. Pater| Studies in the History of the Renaissance (1873); J. Burckhardt| The Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy (English trans.| S. G. C. Middlemore| 1929).
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