Secularism During The Italian Renaissance

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From 1300 to 1600, a period of immense intellectual, artistic, and social change in Europe was known as the Renaissance. During this time, thinkers embraced secularism and humanism. Scholars renewed their interest in classical ideas from Greece and Rome. People in this time shifted from a religious to a secular perspective in life. The Renaissance was a historical turning point that left lasting effects in art and science which still exist today.

The Italian Renaissance directly followed the Middle Ages. (Italian Renaissance) The beginning of the Renaissance is marked by a turn from medieval life and values dominated by the Church to the philosophical principles of humanism. (Grendler) Sadly, this exciting time period came to an end when

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