The Renaissance In The Middle Ages And European History

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The Renaissance was a period in European history, from the 14th to the 17th century, it was thought to be a cultural bridge between the Middle Ages and modern history. It started as a cultural movement in Italy in the Late Medieval period and then continued to spread to the rest of Europe. It caused many changes in all aspects of life, but one of its legacies that has stayed with us to this day, new letterforms. The basis of the Renaissance was its own invented version of humanism. Since the Renaissance first began in Florence in the 14th century, many people have considered a variety of theories as to exactly where the origins and characteristics from the movement came about. Some theories have taken into consideration outside factors that may have caused it such as, the social and civil issues in Florence at the time, specifically its political structure and also the migration of Greek scholars and texts to Italy had a great effect. Beginning in the latter half of the 15th century, a humanist faith led to the search for ancient texts that would then increase current scientific knowledge. Some of the works rediscovered were miraculously important such as Galen 's physiological and anatomical studies and Ptolemy 's Geography. Botany, zoology, magic, alchemy, and astrology are all examples of some of the newly developed knowledge during the Renaissance as a result of the study of the ancient texts. An example of the importance for the cross of the sciences and arts was
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