history and culture of the renaissance

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Culture of the Renaissance The Renaissance was the beginning of political institutions with a commercial economy and the encouragement of education, arts, and music. It was a period of new inventions and believes. Renaissance actually means "rebirth". It was first used by a French historian Jules Michelet. Swiss historian Jakob Burckhardt said it was the time period between Italian painters Giotto and Michelangelo. He also said it was the birth of modern humanity after a …

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…the University of Wittenberg. Luther's beliefs challenged the church. Although many people agreed with his ideas, he was eventually excommunicated from the church and he started Protestantism. The Renaissance was a time of awakening for the world. A beginning to widespread knowledge and an end to ignorance. Creative minds every where were going to work and finally being appreciated for it. To many the Renaissance period was thought to be the end of the darkness.