Humanism In The Renaissance

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Europeans emerging into the new era of the Renaissance came upon the deep interest in Latin and Greek literature, whom later took the name “humanists”. Humanism was a new education plan that valued evidence and reason and was influenced by ancient literature from a time when scholars like Plato and Socrates based their teachings with scientific evidence rather than religious teaching. In the effect of the Bubonic plague, many Europeans lost faith when they were battered with the epidemic that drastically decreased the population and in effect, doubted the church and it’s teachings. As the medieval time period reached it’s end, society (mainly scholars at first) became more educated of secular ideas. Therefore, experimented with debates and wrote texts to defend a broader education system not only based on medieval church teachings (Of course, inventions like the printing press in the 1440s highly impacted the spread of teachings and texts which allowed the idea to become more widely known in a shorter period of time than was attempted by past scholars). The impact and growth of secularism and individualism in effect of humanism from the 1400s to 1700s rests highly on humanists like Raphael, Marsilio Ficino and …..who emphasized the teachings of humanism corresponding with the study of ancient texts which modified the educational system and governmental bodies and influenced a change in cultural aspects affecting Renaissance art based on their classical and contemporary

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