This is a 28 slide, highly animated, power point presentations on The Renaissance - The European Renaissance. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change it to fit your individual needs.
The Renaissance began in the early 1300s. It was a flowering of culture beginning in Italy, from where it spread throughout Europe. “Renaissance” means "rebirth". It was a return to a culture which had existed before the "dark ages".
Like every other historical development it arose from certain conditions including the advances in architecture and writing made during the high middle ages. In the Renaissance much of the works created were derivative of the Classical Period. The dark ages had seen the destruction in Europe of much of the science and writings of the Classical Period.
This was due largely to barbarian invasion and the rise of feudal states which put their main emphasis on local subsistence. Much thought was given to raiding and defense against raids, and little to peaceful trade. It was free trade that sparked the Renaissance.
The presentation covers the following:
The Italian Renaissance
Theory of the Leisure Class
Great Artists & Writers
The Northern Renaissance
Key Figures in the North (2)
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This is one of many power point presentations I offer in my store under the heading.... the Renaissance.