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TCI 27

The Renaissance Begins

TermDefinition
Renaissance a great flowering of culture, based on classical Greek and Roman ideas and art, that began in Italy in the Late Middle Ages and spread throughout Europe
classical art influenced by the styles and techniques of ancient Greece and Rome
currency the form of money used in a country
city-state an independent state consisting of a city and its surrounding territory
republic a form of government in which citizens elect representatives to rule for them
humanism a philosophy that tries to balance religious faith with an emphasis on individual dignity and an interest in nature and human society
humanities collectively, areas of study that focus on human life and culture, such as history, literature, and ethics
individualism the belief in the importance of an individual’s achievements and dignity
Florence an Italian city-state and leading cultural center during the Renaissance
secular relating to earthly life rather than to religious or spiritual matters
Silk Road the ancient trade route that connected Europe with China
patron a wealthy supporter of the arts
Created by: tnutter