The Influences Of The Renaissance

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The Renaissance is originated from humanism, traced from the rediscovery of classical Greek and Rome philosophy, such as that of Protagoras, who asserted that “Man is the measure of all things”. This new way of thinking became visible in art, architecture, science, politics, and literature. The Renaissance as a cultural movement included novel flowering of Vernacular Latin and literatures, initiation by the 14th-century rebirth of studying based on classical sources like Rome and Greece philosophy, which contemporaries credited to Petrarch. Education during the Renaissance was mostly constituted of ancient history and literature as it was thought that the classics given moral instruction and an intensive comprehension of human behavior. The…show more content…
The Renaissance influence in America brought about a new emphasis on humanism and as a result, a subsequent turning away from the dominant ideals put forth by the church. Although religion was still of the greatest influence throughout the period of the Renaissance, the dawning recognition of human potential and scientific inquiry shaped the course of Western history and does still influence contemporary American culture today.
Principles of realism, particularly as they appeared in terms of art and literature have remained vital in all aspects of American society and figures such as Boccaccio, da Vinci, Machiavelli, and others live on and influence the way we view American’s world today. Before the Renaissance, writers generally tended to focus on issues of a religious nature. Countless texts instructed readers about how to live a pious life and discussed Christian heroes. Several authors from the Renaissance period had a significant effect on contemporary American society, especially in terms of either literary style and meaning as well as political
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