The Renaissance In The Middle Ages

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Directly following the Middle Ages came a time we have come to call the Renaissance. This was a time of rebirth, renewal, regeneration, and rejuvenation throughout the world, especially in Western Europe, where expanding trade brought news goods and, with them, new light to culture. It was a time where humanistic and philosophical ideas could flourish and be explored. Rather than focusing on the afterlife, the focus shifted to this life, the here and now, tour worldly realities. The individual became more important and there was a huge focus on learning the Classics, such as the Iliad and Odyssey, to inspire the arts. The Age of Faith morphed into the Age of Reason and cracks of light began to illuminate the Dark Ages causing the birth of new ideas. This affected self-awareness, religion, and science, but especially the arts, literature, and architecture. We may further subdivide the Renaissance into two parts. The High Renaissance ran for about four decades between 1490 and 1527. ““Simply put, this period represented a culmination. The tentative artistic explorations of the Proto-Renaissance, which caught hold and…show more content…
According to the Bible, Peter fled Rome to avoid his execution but saw a vision of Jesus and asked “Quo Vadis, Domine?” which translates to ”Where are you going Master?” Jesus answered that he was going back to Rome to be crucified again, and after hearing that, Peter returned to the city to accept his martyrdom. Because he was not a Roman citizen his death was by crucifixion. Peter didn’t believe he was worthy to die the way Jesus died on the cross, so he asked to be crucified upside down. Peter was executed on site at the Clementine Chapel and, like Paul, was crucified under the command of Emperor Nero Augustus Caesar. The Catholic Church claims his mortal remains are placed in the underground Confessio of St. Peter’s Basilica, making this the first Christian
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