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  • THE RENAISSANCE: 1485-1625
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  • ITALY: BIRTHPLACE OF THE RENAISSANCE Dante Alighieri: The Divine Comedy
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  • ITALY - CONTINUED Francesco Petrarch Invented the Petrarchan sonnet (14 lines) : abbaabba; cdecde Also called Italian sonnet
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  • DA VINCI Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) Artist Scientist
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  • MICHELANGELO 1475-1564 Painter and sculptor
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  • RELIGION AND THE RENAISSANCE Questions about Roman Catholicism Exile to Avignon Growing sense of nationalism New edition of the New Testament by Erasmus (asked questions about standard Church interpretations of the Bible) Growth of humanism (emphasis on humanitys place on Earth, revival of classical studies)
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  • PROTESTANT REFORMATION Martin Luther 1483-1546 Germany John Calvin 1509-1564 Switzerland
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  • THE RENAISSANCE IN ENGLAND: ROYALTY Henry VIII (1509-1547): Religious sea change in England from Catholic to Protestant Edward VI(1547-1553): Mother Jane Seymour - King from age 9-15 Mary I: Bloody Mary (1553- 1558) Mother Catherine of Aragon Catholic
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  • ELIZABETHAN AGE Elizabeth I (1558-1603) Mother Anne Boleyn: Last of the Tudors Elizabethan Period Renaissance education Widely read in the classics Policy of religious tolerance Excellent negotiation skills Orchestrated the defeat of the Spanish Armada
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  • JACOBEAN PERIOD Designated by Elizabeth I as future king First in line of Stuart royalty Son of Mary, Queen of Scots (cousin of Elizabeth I) Commissioned a new version of the Bible on the advice of Protestant clergy James I (1603-1625) James VI of Scotland
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  • ELIZABETHAN DRAMA There was a movement away from religious subjects Plays were written in blank verse Playwrights were often poets Comedies and tragedies were based upon the classic Greek and Roman models
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  • ELIZABETHAN POETRY Poetry moved from narrative to lyric Narrative: tells a story in verse Lyric: expresses the observations and feelings of a single speaker Sonnets (form of lyric poetry) Spenserian: abab bcbc cdcd cc Shakespearean: abab cdcd efef gg

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