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MWH Unit 1 Vocab

Renaissance & Reformation Vocabulary

Humanism an intellectual movement at the heart of the Renaissance that focused on education and classics
Patron a financial supporter of the arts
Vernacular everyday language of ordinary people
Theocracy government run by religious leaders
Utopian dealistic or visionary, usually used to describe a perfect society
Indulgences in the Roman Catholic Church, pardon for sins committed during a person’s lifetime
Heliocentric based on the belief that the sun is the center of the universe
Circumnavigate to travel completely around the world
Secularism having to do with worldly, rather than religious, matters; nonreligious
Oligarchy government in which ruling power belongs to a few people
Monarchy government in which a king or queen exercises power
Compromise An acceptable middle ground between two opposing viewpoints
Cartographer map maker
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