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"The Protestant Reformation" Lecture

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Department
History
Course
HIST 1031
Professor
Robert Savage
Semester
Fall

Description
Europe in the Modern World I Lecture Notes Unit 4: Reformation(s) Week 1: The Protestant Reformation From Humanism to Protest 10/21/13 ­ Humanism=cultural movement from the Renaissance that emphasized interest on  ancient classical culture ­ Francesco Petrarch • The father of Humanism • Studied Cicero • Focused on the elite • Civic humanism • Thought the older ideas could be applied to everyday life ­ Humanists were concerned with how humanism ideas could be taken from the past and  used to better civilization ­ Humanists changed the way they approached and thought about history. They saw  history consisting of discrete cultures with distinct characteristics ­ Ciceo­Gold standard for reading and writing ­ Women participated in humanism at home but not at school ­ Lorenzo Valla (1407­1457) • Discovered that the “Donation of Constantine” was fake • He did this by judging the likeliness of the words • Each text has be understood as a product of it’s time th • Discovered that many of the w
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