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University of Toronto Mississauga
Mairi Cowan

October 2, 2012- Introduction to European History Renaissance - Rebirth of ancient culture - Leaving behind the ‘darkness’ of the Medieval period - Looking at two different directions Renaissance went in; inwards and outwards - Ad fontes; the sources o Recover and restore writings of Greek and Roman text for everyone in the original words of the author o Had the physical remains of these letter  “Littera antique” ancient letters  “littera moderna” modern/Medieval letters  Wanted to restore the ancient letters not Medieval letter o Printing Press? o Manuscripts they thought came from the ancient world actually came from the Medieval period o Complicated project that didn’t work out, not that successful in bringing the ancient world into their world  Humanism ; attempt to revive languages of classic Greek - Humanism o Wasn’t just believed, it was actively practised o Find ancient texts, edit them, and then print them o Francesco Petrarch earliest Humanist  Gave a lot to the movement  Son of exile notary from Florence  Went to law school and turned his attention to ancient authors like Cicero, Virgil  Thought of the ancient authors as personal friends, showed intimacy o Was aware of the distance between the authors, spent time closing the distance o Humanist sharply aware of how different they were of ancient world and how much time to spend to make people understand of the ancient world, recognized how to historize the text o Erasmus early Humanist from North Europe  Turned his attention to ancient text too, Christian texts from the ancient world  Decided that the process of ad fontes can be applied to Christian texts  Found the earliest copy, decided which is the closest to the original and applied a Latin translation  Ancient moral wisdom could coincide with Christian religion  Focus of religion be on inward disposition  People would pretend to be much more devout than they really were - Court and courtiers o An institution to organize the life of the Prince and his followers o Could be very large o Success of courtier was tied very carefully to his performance, to his outward behaviour  Inner feelings always had to be repressed and to social norms and have good manners, repressing your emotions of fear, anger and sexual desire  Someone of noble birth, accomplished in music, art, speech writing, good looking  Has to make it look like the work is effortless  Developing elaborate systems of behaviour - Art and Architecture o Giorgio Vasari  ‘inascita’ the presence of good are after years of bad art, didn’t like middle ages art  “Lives of the Artists”  Describes Italian art- birth, adole
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