Chapter 17, Section 3
The Renaissance - The Spread of New Ideas
Standard: 7.8.4
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The Spread of New Ideas

Vocabulary

Thomas More: an English scholar who wrote a book entitled Utopia, in the book he suggested that there was a better way to organize human affairs

utopia: an imaginary ideal place

Desiderius Erasmus: a Dutch scholar who wrote The Praise of Folly which claimed that the Church had abandonded Christian morality for empty rituals and ceremonies

satire: a piece of writing that attacks vice or folly through ridicule or sarcasm

Francois Rabelais: a French humanist who wrote Gargantua and Pantagruel, he used humor and exaggeration to criticize the Church and society

Johann Gutenberg: a German printer who invented movable metal type

censor: to remove material from published works or to prevent their publication

Section Notes

  1. The Renaissance Moves North

      Thomas More

    • revealed corruption of Church and Government
    • in his book, he suggested that there was a better way to organize human affairs
    • govern by reason, everyone is equal, free education, no private property

      Desiderius Erasmus

    • belived life and lessons of Christ should be the model of Church doctrine
    • his book helped make humanism an international movement

      Francois Rabelais

    • used humor and exaggeration to criticize the Church and society

  2. The Dissemination of Ideas

      The Development of Printing

    • paper out of rags, oils for ink, moveable metal type
    • the first book published by Gutenberg was the Bible

      The Spread of Literacy

    • with the invention of printing, the literacy rate began to rise
    • governments used print to communicate with their subjects

Summary: The Renaissance spread to northern Europe. The growth of printing and literacy helped spread Renaissance ideas.

Study Guide Questions

  • CP 487. List three famous writers of the northern Renaissance.

  • CP 490. What two developments helped spread Renaissance ideas?

  • CYP 490, 1a. What did many northern humanists try to do with Renaissance ideas?

  • CYP 490, 1b. How were Renaissance ideas reflected in the northern humanists' writings?

  • CYP 490, 2a. How did the printing process change during the renaissance?

  • CYP 490, 2b. How did the development of printing change history?

    Practice Test

  • Homework: Read chapter 17, section 3, and choose one assignment;
    1. Workbook Chapter 17, section 3 (Page 216)
    2. Answer three of the study guide questions using complete sentences.
    3. Draw a picture of something important from this section and summarize this section of the text (three sentences minimum).