A Grand Chain Of Rebellion First Beginning Of The Renaissance Era

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Over the last 200 years, new ideas, particularly about science and experimentation, influenced philosophers to pick and choose some of the ideas of the previous eras to create their own new and unique understanding of the world. Intellectual movements that influenced recent history are part of a grand chain of rebellion first started in the Renaissance era.
Renaissance era covers the 300 years from 1400 to 1699 and is characterized by a revival of Classical scholarship, wisdom and values. European culture was reborn in the 15th century after a long dormant period in the Middle Ages that extended from the fall of the Roman Empire until the beginning of the 14th century. In addition to the revival of Classical scholarship, the Renaissance period also experienced cultural, scientific and technological advancements such as the discovery and exploration of new continents, the adoption of Copernicus’s and Galileo’s views of the earth and solar system, the decline of the feudal system, the growth of commerce, and the invention of paper, printing press, the mariner’s compass, and gunpowder.
The characteristics of Renaissance were first noticeable in Italy in late 14th and early 15th century during which new ideas about political order and a heightened consciousness of the artist as an aspiring individual began to take root. There was a thirst for Classical learning and a desire to create a humanism from that learning. This period saw the birth of humanism lead by notable…

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