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Evolving Worldview

To what extent has the Renaissance worldview shaped your personal worldview?

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Title: Arts and Humanities through the Eras, Renaissance Europe, 1300–1600
Description: This richly illustrated six-volume encyclopedia includes articles on architecture and design, dance, fashion, literature, music, philosophy, religion, theater and visual arts. Information is presented in chronologies, sidebars, primary documents, biographies and critical narrative analysis.
Author/Editor: Soergel, Philip M., ed.
Published by: Detroit: Gale, 2005


Title: Encyclopedia of the Renaissance
Description: This six-volume encyclopedia includes nearly 1200 articles on the Renaissance as a period in history and as a cultural movement. The emphasis is on humanism and social conditions.
Author/Editor: Grendler, Paul F., ed.
Published by: New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1999


Title: Renaissance: Printing and Thinking
Host: Annenberg Media,
Description: This website contains information about how the invention of the printing press changed the lives of people and the thinking of Renaissance scholars. Additional information includes exploration and trade, art, architecture and music, and Florence.
Navigation Tips: Scroll down to access complete text. Click on highlighted text in the last paragraph to advance to the next screen.


Title: Making the Quantum Leap
Host: e.Republic Inc.
Description: The website contains an article by Blake Harris who discusses the book, Quantum Jump: A Survival Guide for the New Renaissance by W. R. Clement. In this book, Clement explains how worldviews changed during the Renaissance.
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Title: Renaissance English Drama: From Medieval to Renaissance
Host: Anniina Jokinen, Luminarium
Description: This website contains an article about how English drama evolved from the Medieval tradition of mystery and morality plays into the secular plays of the Renaissance.
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