Renaissance Dbq Essay

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The Renaissance era was the end of the Middle Ages and was the beginning of the contemporary period. It was a time where cultural movements flourished and the intellectual basis—humanism—arose. Humanism was a movement that believed that the human mind had limitless potential. It gave humans more freedom rather than following dogmas and superstitions. It was the start of the more scientific and logical age, based on evidence rather than beliefs and religion. Instead of looking through a more supernatural lens, humanists would base more on critical thinking and science.
Before the Renaissance was the Medieval Age and the view on humanism was different back then. In Document 1 Pope Innocent III published a work in 1195 On the Misery of the Human

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