The impact of renaissance on the development of western europe

For instance, after the Islamic faith originated in the Arabian Peninsula in the 7th century it quickly spread throughout the Middle East, Africa and even into parts of Europe, as traders brought their faith with them on the Silk Road.

And never before had there been such an opportunity for it to be so widely disseminated. Also, just as scholars such as Petrarch were inspired by earlier Greek and Roman workers, so too were Renaissance artists.

For instance, the crusades caused the religions of Christianity, Judaism and Islam to clash. At the outbreak of the crusades in the 11th century, the Middle East was a major center of learning and knowledge. As well, Petrarch is considered to be the founder of the humanist movement during the Renaissance.

While the Renaissance is considered to have begun in the city-states of the Italian peninsula in the 14th century, the main ideas of the movement eventually spread to all of Europe by the 16th century. For example, the Gutenberg Bible was the first book to be mass produced on the Gutenberg printing press.

impact of the renaissance on society

The most famous patrons were the Medici family in Florence, who supported the arts for much of the 15thand 16thcenturies.

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The Renaissance