Emma Gunn Mrs. Salzman Honors World History, Block E 19 March 2018 The Renaissance will undoubtedly go down in history as one of the greatest time periods the world has known. From it, many of the most brilliant minds emerged, including that of Michelangelo, a Florentine sculptor and painter. During the peak of the Renaissance, Michelangelo pioneered the way people used art and sculpture to express contemporary ideas and emotions, many of which were relatively unspoken at the time. In 1475 in Florence, Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni was born unto a housemaid and a magistrate, the second son of five children. When the young boy was only six years old, his mother passed away, leaving his father to care for the family on a low paying job alone.
Revolutions were indisputably a crucial part during the 1700s and 1800s. Revolutions are primarily defined and recognized as a sudden or great change for the better. In particular, one prominent revolution that occurred in the late 1700s is none other than the French Revolution. The French Revolution eventually led to the development of new political forces. Also, it questioned the jurisdiction of the king, priests, and nobles.
Architecture in Europe experienced an unexpected and thrilling change from the Gothic of the Late Middle Periods to that of the Renaissance. The word ''Renaissance'' itself was once utilized to designate European architecture from the rebirth of the classical tradition in fifteenth century Florence, through some four hundred years, to the emergence of Romanticism and Industrialism at the end of the eighteenth century. It is significant that the invention of Renaissance perspective should be credited to Filippo Brunelleschi. To him and his fellow-artists order was a vital basis of fine art, and not merely order but demonstrable, recognizable order. It is this that lies behind Renaissance architects' desire for symmetrical arrangement and proportioned
The Napoleonic Wars, and the French Revolution preceding it, helped drive innovation in warfare, culture, and drastically changed the political landscape; even now, it still has an enduring legacy. Background The French Revolution was integral leading up to the beginning of the Napoleonic wars. The intent of the revolution was to establish Enlightenment and democratic ideals, such as equal opportunity, free speech, and a democracy. Between the late 1780’s and the 1790’s, France was at war with itself, and a power vacuum became prevalent. Consequently, there was chaos in the streets.
Throughout the Victorian era, poetry was used to express ideologies of individuals portraying both dominant and opposing views. 'Jabberwocky ', one of Lewis Carroll 's most successful pieces, had significantly altered the perspective that audiences had on reality by challenging these more dominant ideologies. This poem must be incorporated into the anthology, 'The Best Poems in the English Language ', as it presents ideologies through themes that challenge those dominant of the Victorian era. The Victorian era, which took place between the years of 1837-1901, was the period of Queen Victoria 's reign, which brought about change to the economy; new use of language, and views on religion. Essentially, the Victorian era contradicted all of
Frederick Douglass as a Child of Enlightenment The age of Enlightenment is considered one of the most significant eras in human history. Underlined by agitation for liberty, reason, progress, tolerance, ending of abuses, and vivid discussions on the role of the church to the state, the age of Enlightenment shaped humanity in ways that had never been seen before. Furthermore, Israel argues, “while we live in a postmodern world, the concepts of Enlightenment are still the basic philosophical underpinning of human thinking today” (Israel 15). Traditionally thought to originate from France, the age of Enlightenment spread quickly across the globe permeating and influencing cultures that were previously dominated by brutality and human suffering. One of the widely respected Enlightenment agitates in Afro-American history was Frederick Douglass.
Analysis of “Vanitas” by Juan de Valdés Leal The sixteenth century brought about many great artists, who painted in the popular style of the time Baroque. The artist and one of his paintings we will be looking at is ‘Vanitas’ by Juan de Valdés Leal (1660). The work currently resides in the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford, Connecticut. Son of a Portuguese father, Juan went on to become a painter, artist, stone carver and etcher. The remainder of the immense baroque painters of Seville, Andalusia (which is an autonomous community of Spain), Juan de Valdés Leal was additionally a stone carver and etcher of impressive capacity and was commended as a planner by his counterparts, albeit no structures by him are known.
Mesopotamia, for thousands of years, has been the epicenter for the cyclic rise and fall of great empires throughout history. Empires would fall, only to give birth to a new, more powerful empires whose power and reach has been unprecedented. In the mid ninth century, the Assyrian Empire controlled this land under aggressive, fierce and brutal rule. The Assyrian Empire’s overly aggressive rule essentially gave birth to Persia, a secondary state in its peripheries who united through imitation, as well as through concerted resistance to their powerful primary state neighbor, the Assyrian Empire. The Assyrian Empire would soon fall to the Neo-Babylonian empire, and shortly thereafter in 539 B.C., the Persians led by Cyrus the Great would march
Satire in the 18th Century The 18th century called for monumental social and economic change. Societal ways were changing and the overall beliefs of Europe was making a huge shift. In Voltaire’s Candide, as well as “A Modest Proposal” by Jonathon Swift, satire is used to critique the ways of society and allude to a better idea in turn. Candide is a philosophical tale testing Alexander Pope’s idea of “Philosophical Optimism.” The term philosophical optimism is the belief that all things are how they should be and this is the best possible way God could have created it. Voltaire’s counterarguments include natural disasters and sin which he expressed multiple times throughout his writing.
ALEXIS DE TOCQUEVILLE, THE OLD REGIME AND THE REVOLUTION. CONTEXT Alexis de Tocqueville’s 1856 book The Old Regime and the (French) Revolution is an attempt to understand what has been considered the inciting incident of the nineteenth century, the French Revolution, with a more critical eye, after decades of reflection and influence. The criticism of the French Revolution that Tocqueville makes in The Old Regime and the Revolution are easily read as a product of his experiences in nineteenth century France. Though Tocqueville was born a decade after the end of the Revolution – in 1805 – the impact of the 1789 Revolution on his life was profound. Writing five years after the inception of the Second French Empire under Napoleon III in 1851, which he had opposed, Tocqueville criticises the late stages of the French Revolution for its “despotism”.