Posted: March 8th, 2016
Which movement had the greater impact on early modern Europe, the
Renaissance or the Reformation? What were the most important changes coming from these movements, and which if either do you think was the more
fundamental break with the past? Or do you think the continuities were greater and that the changes associated with these movements have been exaggerated? Define both movements and be as specific as possible. Try to think about which segments of society were most affected by change (and which were not).
3. Would there have been a Reformation without the Renaissance? Could we have had a Luther without the likes of Petrarch and other humanists? What did the reform movements owe to earlier intellectual movements and developments, especially the humanist movement? Think broadly about this question based on the notes in the lessons, the source readings and the textbook.
Place an order in 3 easy steps. Takes less than 5 mins.