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What was the European Renaissance?

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PandoraBoxx's avatar

The European Renaissance came about with the invention of the printing press, thus enabling the masses to learn to read, and forcing lazy students to do their own homework.

Jeruba's avatar

Googled it.


Literally “rebirth,” the period in European civilization immediately following the Middle Ages, conventionally held to have been characterized by a surge of interest in classical learning and values. The Renaissance also witnessed the discovery and exploration of new continents, the substitution of the Copernican for the Ptolemaic system of astronomy, the decline of the feudal system and the growth of commerce, and the invention or application of such potentially powerful innovations as paper, printing, the mariner’s compass, and gunpowder. To the scholars and thinkers of the day, however, it was primarily a time of the revival of classical learning and wisdom after a long period of cultural decline and stagnation.



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YARNLADY's avatar

The Renaissance was the time period following the dark ages, when religion tried to stamp out any and every instance that seemed to the religious leaders to contradict the scriptures. Freedom of expression re asserted itself.

AstroChuck's avatar

Rule one: Do your own homework.
Rule two: Do your own homework.

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Rule three. Fluther does not do homework.

AstroChuck's avatar

Ooh. I like the addition of that third rule!

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