Renaissance Humanism

Renaissance Humanism

Renaissance Humanism is the spirit of learning and a renewed confidence in the ability of human beings to determine for themselves truth and falsehood.
Francesco Petrarch, the father of Italian Humanism, firmly believed that classical writings were not just relevant to his era but saw moral guidance that could reform humanity and has a crucial role in Renaissance Humanism.
Renaissance Humanism used classical texts to alter the thinking of the Middle Ages by breaking the medieval mindset and creating something unique. Renaissance humanism started first in Italy and then spread across Western Europe between the 14th and 16th century.
Some of the main elements of Renaissance Humanism includes preferment of civic and private virtue, supporting non-religious studies, the importance of an individual’s moral autonomy and belief in the importance of education.

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