Standard: 7.8.4 ||
The Spread of New Ideas
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
The Development of Printing
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?
|Homework: Read chapter 17, section 3, and choose one assignment;