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Renaissance 9th

9th Grade Assignment on Renaissance vocab words

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Renaissance The activity, spirit, or time of the great revival of art, literature, and learning in Europe beginning in the 14th century and extending to the 17th century, marking the transition from the medieval to the modern world.
Humanism Intellectual movement. Believers studied culture of Greek and Rome to improve knowledge of their own times. Many were devout Christians, but studied worldly topics instead of religion.
Renaissance Man Someone who is multi-talented and well-rounded.
Patron Financial Supporter
Realism Nineteenth-century artistic movement whose aim was to represent the world as it is
Protestant An adherent of any of those Christian bodies that separated from the Church of Rome during the Reformation-not Catholic or Anglican
Reformation The religious movement in the 16th century that had for its object the reform of the Roman Catholic Church
Vernacular Everyday language of ordinary people
Indulgences Catholic idea-a lessening of the time a soul would have to spend in purgatory for an action
Heretic A baptized Roman Catholic who willfully and persistently rejects any article of faith.
Excommunicated Being excluded from the Roman Catholic Church as a penalty for refusing to obey Church law
Inquisition An official investigation, esp. one of a political or religious nature, characterized by lack of regard for individual rights, prejudice on the part of the examiners, and recklessly cruel punishments.
Anti-Semitism Prejudice against Jews
Created by: Dylan Varrato Dylan Varrato on 2009-12-13



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