The Renaissance

Overview

The Renaissance began in the late 14th century and ended in the 17th century. This era is characterized by a widespread and long-lasting renewal of classical thought and practices, including in the areas of art, literature, and politics. In contrast to the scholasticism of the Middle Ages, the Renaissance gave rise to humanism or studia humanitatis.

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Matthew Gaetano is assistant professor of history at Hillsdale College. He received his B.A. from Hillsdale College and his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania.