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What Was the Renaissance?

Renaissance literally means "rebirth." And during this time period in Europe and across the international trade routes, rebirth was happening everywhere--


Birth of a Dynasty


The Song.


Humanism Triggers the Renaissance

Renaissance Resources

  • Renaissance: What Inspired This Age of Balance & Order?
    An Annenberg Learner exhibit filled with some basic information to start your research.
  • Introduction to the Renaissance
    Adapted from A Guide to the Study of Literature: A Companion Text for Core Studies 6, Landmarks of Literature, ©English Department, Brooklyn College, this guide gives really good information for you to get a feel of this time period.
  • The Renaissance Connection
    The Allentown Art Museum has put together a great website that starts with a little video, and then allows you to dig in and understand more about the Renaissance. Very entertaining!
  • CSI: Italian Renaissance
    A fascinating article published by the Smithsonian in which the author examines the art of poisoning in the Italian Renaissance.
  • Secrets of the Tower of London
    A PBS video that examines the history of London's famous tower.
  • Exploring Leonardo
    A Boston Museum of Science web-exploration of Leonardo da Vinci and the world he lived in.
  • Turning the Pages: An Online Library
    The British Library presents one of the coolest collections ever of virtual copies of original manuscripts. Turn the pages of several Renaissance books, including da Vinci's own notebooks.
  • Renaissance English Writers
    The Luminarium offers biographies, work samples, quotes, and other interesting information about English authors who were writing during the Renaissance period. Very informative!

Everything on the Renaissance from the History Channel


Smart History by Khan Academy


History Today


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