Humanism The Renaissance And M Essay

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Humanism

     The introduction of the concept of humanism greatly affected the Renaissance. The Humanistic influence shaped Renaissance art, writing, education and thinkers, its ideas were spread among all aspects of life. Machiavelli’s writings during the
Renaissance were also affected by the ideas of humanism. His ideas reflect the thoughts of humanism in the way he thought governments and societies should be organized.
     Humanism’s influence on art was very obvious, it could be seen slowly infiltrating all art throughout the Renaissance. At the begging of the Renaissance, most art was very dark and dismal. The works portrayed people doing very menial labor, the
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This proliferation of education was also helped by many inventions such as the printing press which came about because people had more to live for.
     Many great thinkers during the renaissance were also affected by the ideas of humanism. More people were educated during the renaissance and therefore more intelligent people that simply thought about the world and ways to make it better. These thinkers included Da Vinci, Galileo, and Machiavelli. Leonardo da Vinci was one of the most influential people of the
Renaissance. His notebooks were recovered and they contained schematics of machines that have just recently been invented.
His inventions that were ahead of their time just show the inginuity and determination of people during the Renaissance.
Another great thinker of the time was Galileo, His works showed the spirit of humanism greatly. Galileo’s works went beyond terrestrial research and his research was many times focused on the solar system.
     Machiavelli’s writings were some of the most influential throughout the renaissance. His writings helped to reform society and government after the Renaissance and are still studied today as part of a “modern humanistic” course of study.
His writings show humanistic thoughts in many ways, he shows this in his “ideal” orginization of a government
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