This editable documentary guide (questions and answers) includes 41 questions about Peter Weller's History Channel documentary covering the history of the Renaissance. It explores the political, economic, artistic, militaristic and architectural aspects of Italy during the Renaissance.
Several minutes are dedicated to the construction of the Duomo, and the role of architects and engineers like Filippo Brunelleschi.
Other noteworthy topics include the relationship between Florence and Siena, the bottini, the Medici family, Pope Pius V, the Black Plague, the vanishing point, single point perspective, blue prints, obelisks in Rome, Roman aqueducts, great artists like Da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Rafael, King Charles VIII and Bastion Forts.
This documentary can be found for free with the following link:
History of the Renaissance
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Documentary Guide: History of the Renaissance
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