The Renaissance

The Renaissance

History – Junior Cert

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The Renaissance

Renaissance means ‘rebirth’ and refers to the revived interest in learning and art in Europe between 1350 and 1650.  It began in Italy which was politically strong at the time.  Italy had richer and larger towns than the rest of Europe.  There was more interest in art and learning in the towns than in the countryside.  In 1400, the most important city states were Florence, Venice, Milan and Rome.  Princes or merchants were in charge o...

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