By Charles Garfield Nauert
Few sessions have given civilization this sort of powerful impulse because the Renaissance, which all started in Italy after which unfold to the remainder of Europe. in the course of its short epoch, such a lot vigorously from the fourteen to the 16th centuries, Europe reached again to historical Greece and Rome, and driven forward in several fields: artwork, structure, literature, philosophy, banking, trade, faith, politics, and struggle. this period is inundated with recognized names (Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, Petrarch, Machiavelli, Cervantes, and Shakespeare), and the background it left can hardly ever be overestimated.
The A to Z of the Renaissance presents details on those fields via its chronology, which strains occasions from 1250 to 1648, and its advent delineating the underlying positive aspects of the interval. even though, it's the dictionary part, with hundreds and hundreds of cross-referenced entries on well-known folks (from Adrian to Zwingli), key destinations, helping political and social associations, wars,...
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The schism undermined the prestige of the papacy; it also set loose the doctrines of Conciliarism, which challenged the medieval idea of unlimited papal power. Those who summoned the council sought not only to secure the election of a single pope but also to ensure sweeping reform of the whole church. Once the new pope felt secure in his office, however, he began evading the many promises of reform and power-sharing that he had made in order to secure election. Indeed, the popes in the later 15th century became even more enmeshed in the pursuit of wealth and political power than their predecessors.
He was admired by the humanists of the generation of Erasmus, who recalled briefly meeting him while still a schoolboy in Deventer. AGRIPPA VON NETTESHEIM, HEINRICH CORNELIUS (1486–1535). German humanist and polymath, known in his own time principally for his learning in magic and other occult sciences. Born near Cologne and educated in liberal arts there, he seems to have studied also at Dôle, Paris, and Pavia and claimed degrees in both law and medicine. He studied Greek and Hebrew and investigated occult learning that he believed to be very ancient, such as the Jewish mystical thought known as Cabala and the Hermetic books.
His early death prevented him from carrying out his plan for a genuine but conservative reform. He firmly opposed what he regarded as the theological errors and insubordination of Martin Luther and other leaders of the Reformation. AGRICOLA, GEORG (vernacular name Georg Bauer, 1490–1555). German writer on metallurgy and mining. Educated in Latin grammar at Leipzig and in medicine at Bologna, he wrote on subjects ranging from grammar to weights and measures to the plague, but his work as a physician in a mining town in Bohemia gave rise to an interest in minerals and metallurgy that led to several publications on mines and fossils, culminating in his De re metallica / On Metals (1556), a summary of the most advanced knowledge in metal-working and mining, accompanied by hundreds of woodcut illustrations.
The A to Z of the Renaissance by Charles Garfield Nauert