Renaissance 2ºESO

The Renaissance (from ri- "again" and nascere "birth") was a cultural movement that spanned roughly the 14th to the 17th century, beginning in Florence, Italy, and spreading to the rest of Europe by the 16th century. The invention of the printing press allowed the rapid transmission of these new ideas.

   The Renaissance profoundly affected European intellectual life in the early modern period. It encompassed a resurgence of learning based on classical sources, a flowering of literature, science, art, politics, philosophy, religion, and other aspects of intellectual inquiry, and a gradual but widespread educational reform as well. Renaissance scholars employed the humanist method in study, and searched for realism and human emotion in art.

          With the Counter Reformation initiated by the Council of Trent, positions hardened and a strict Catholic orthodoxy was imposed, and some humanists, even moderate Catholics such as Erasmus, risked being declared heretics for their criticism of the church.

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Renaissance, key concepts         

The Art of Italian Renaissance


Early Renaissance

High Renaissance

Renaissance architecture, a sightseeing

Arte Renacentista. Arquitectura


Northern Renaissance




Humanismo y Renacimiento

Inventions of the Renaissance




Mannerism (1500-1600)

Mannerism. El Greco



Renacimiento español

Renacimiento español, arquitectura y escultura

Pintura del Renacimiento Español

El Greco

 References for the PPT presentations included in the first / last slide.

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 Some of the PPT Presentations have been adapted or modified in order to be more suitable for the students I work with. This resources have been used exclusively to teach History developing the History Bilingual Curriculum, not for personal or professional profit.

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