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A Beginner's Guide to the Renaissance

A Beginner's Guide to the Renaissance | Year 8 History - Renaissance | Scoop.it
This page explains the key elements of the most famous renaissance, c. 1400 - 1600, and links to greater detail.
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This website gives a great introduction to the Renaissance. It also has some useful links to other related pages.

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HISTORY OF THE MEDICI

HISTORY OF THE MEDICI | Year 8 History - Renaissance | Scoop.it
HISTORY OF THE MEDICI including Merchant princes, Pater patriae, Florence, city of learning, Lorenzo the Magnificent, Piero and exile, The Medici and Tuscany

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A detailed account of the Medici family, including information on the end of the Medici rule.

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V&A - At Home in Renaissance Italy

V&A - At Home in Renaissance Italy | Year 8 History - Renaissance | Scoop.it

The Renaissance was a period of profound change. Its revival of classical antiquity took place in a world of economic growth, scientific and geographical discovery, political and religious conflict. While reflecting these upheavals, domestic life also played an active role in the creation of art and culture.

 

At Home in Renaissance Italy reveals for the first time the Renaissance interior’s central role in the flourishing of Italian art and culture. The exhibition provides an innovative three-dimensional view of the Italian Renaissance home, presented as object-filled spaces that bring the period to life. The exhibition showcases masterpieces by Donatello, Carpaccio, Botticelli, Titian and Veronese, and exquisite treasures from the Medici and other private collections, alongside unexpected everyday objects like a babywalker and a pair of velvet shoes.

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Explore an Italian house and household at the time of the Renaissance. This is from an exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum in  London.

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Medici Riccardi Palace - Florence History - Museums - Monuments - Frescoes- Renaissance and Baroque Architecture - Florence Libraries - Virtual Environments Museums

Medici Riccardi Palace - Florence History - Museums - Monuments - Frescoes- Renaissance and Baroque Architecture - Florence Libraries - Virtual Environments Museums | Year 8 History - Renaissance | Scoop.it

Provincia di Firenze. Medici Riccardi Palace. Renaissance and Baroque architecture in Florence. Florence museums, exhibitions, galleries,
frescos and monuments. Point At virtual environments.

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Go on a virtual tour of some of the famous museums in Florence, including the Medici palace. Explore the museums, the artifacts, and be intrigued by the Renaissance. 

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Exhibits Collection -- Renaissance

 

"Renaissance," French for "rebirth," perfectly describes the intellectual and economic changes that occurred in Europe from the fourteenth through the sixteenth centuries.

 

During the era known by this name, Europe emerged from the economic stagnation of the Middle Ages and experienced a time of financial growth. Also, and perhaps most importantly, the Renaissance was an age in which artistic, social, scientific, and political thought turned in new directions.

 

Join us as we explore the Renaissance and discover the forces that drove this rebirth in Europe, and in Italy in particular.

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Interactive site, exploring the Renaissance. Includes great material on Florence in the Renaissance. 

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IL MUSEO LEONARDIANO DI VINCI 
This is the official web page of the Museum of Leonardo in his home town of Vinci, Italy. Allows visitors to take a virtual tour of the exhibits which include both artwork and inventions. 

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This web site introduces students to the works of Leonardo, from his home village of Vinci in Italy. The site is easily translated into English (though at times the translation is a little unclear). Puts Leonardo into context from his home base. 

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Scientific Imagination of the Renaissance : History of Perspective in Art and Science (Documentary)

Scientific Imagination of the Renaissance : History of Perspective in Art and Science (Documentary) . 2013 This documentary as well as the rest of these docu...
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History of the Renaissance in Europe: A rebirth, renewal, rediscovery

History of the Renaissance in Europe: A rebirth, renewal, rediscovery | Year 8 History - Renaissance | Scoop.it
A detailed history of the European Renaissance including its art, archetecture, scultures and writers
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This website has some great information for those studying artists in the Renaissance

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The Medici Family - Facts & Summary - HISTORY.com

The Medici Family - Facts & Summary - HISTORY.com | Year 8 History - Renaissance | Scoop.it
Find out more about the history of The Medici Family, including videos, interesting articles, pictures, historical features and more. Get all the facts on HISTORY.com

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This is a good brief overview, another starting point.  Tip: turn off the video and read the information - the video is a bit distracting.

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Duomo di Firenze - Cattedrale di S.Maria del Fiore - Home Page

Duomo di Firenze, Cattedrale Santa Maria del Fiore - Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral, Florence Dome
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Explore the Duomo in Florence - go on an interactive tour of the Cathedral and the Baptistry.  Excellent visuals.

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Medici: Godfathers of the Renaissance . Home | PBS

Medici: Godfathers of the Renaissance . Home | PBS | Year 8 History - Renaissance | Scoop.it

Between 1300 and 1600 the Western world was transformed. 

An extraordinary wave of artistic and cultural innovation shattered medieval society and brought European culture reluctantly into the modern era. 

This was the Renaissance. 

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This site looks at the Renaissance in general, with extended links to the people who "made" the Renaissance, including Donatello, Botticello, Ghiberti, Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raphael, Machiavelli, Galileo and Brunelleschi. Also includes the Medici family. 

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The Galileo Project | Galileo

The Galileo Project is a source of information on the life and work of Galileo Galilei (1564-1642). Our aim is to provide hypertextual information about Galileo and the science of his time to viewers of all ages and levels of expertise. What you read and see here is a beginning -- we will continue to add and update information as it becomes available. We solicit contributions from our colleagues in the history of science and comments on how we can improve the project from everyone, particularly suggestions on how to make this tool more useful in primary and secondary education. 

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This site explores the Galileo. Links are included to Biography - Chronology - Family - Portraits - Science - Christianity - Library. Also explores Galileo's patrons, including the Medici family.

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Introduction to the Renaissance

Introduction to the Renaissance | Year 8 History - Renaissance | Scoop.it

"Renaissance" literally means "rebirth." It refers especially to the rebirth of learning that began in Italy in the fourteenth century, spread to the north, including England, by the sixteenth century, and ended in the north in the mid-seventeenth century (earlier in Italy). During this period, there was an enormous renewal of interest in and study of classical antiquity.


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Particularly useful for teachers as an introduction to the topic

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