The Protestant Reformation was one of the most important moments in western history, and probably by far the most changing moments in the history of Christianity. But what can we say about the condition of the Catholic Church right before or on the eve of the Protestant Reformation. There is not a whole lot to … More What Can We Say About the Condition of the Catholic Church on the Eve of the Protestant Reformation?
In 1314 during the Holy Roman Empire, something unusual happened. Instead of one king being elected, two kings were elected: Louis of Bavaria and Frederick of Austria. This was a disaster waiting to happen, things usually do not go well in situations like above. Even though these two were identified as emperors by everyone else … More How Were the Ideas of Marsilius of Padua Evident in Louis of Bavaria’s Conflict with Pope John XXII
Louis XI(1423-1483) of France ruled from 1461 until his death in 1483. He was a pretty committed king, and overall was successful during his reign when it came to obtaining his goals. Like every other king his reign was not perfect, and he had to deal with issues that jeopardized his reign. With that being … More Some of the Significant Aspects of the Reign of Louis XI
The Italian War of 1494-1498 began when the king of France at the time, Charles VIII, had tried to make good of a remote claim that the Italian state of Naples was rightly his. At the time Naples was in control of the Spanish, and it had been under the control of the Spanish since … More The Italian War of 1494-1498
The Renaissance when you think of it today you think of a glorious time that was full of development. A lot of people during that time also thought similarly about the age they lived. But a man named Girolamo Savonarola thought the complete opposite of the Renaissance. Savonarola saw the Renaissance as sinful and immoral, … More The Rise and Fall Of Girolamo Savonarola
The Renaissance like many people say was a time of change, or a time of development. One of the things that was changing during the Renaissance was the Church, or the Papacy in particular. Some of these changes were positive, and others were very negative bringing forth problems and conflict. There were issues associated with … More What Were Some of the Problems Associated With the Renaissance Papacy
When you think of the High Renaissance or the Renaissance in general when it comes to artists, most likely you think of these three figures: Raphael, Leonardo da Vinci, and Michelangelo. But who were these artists exactly? What were the major works of art from each, which they are still remembered for today? Raphael Raphael(1483-1520), … More Three Key Artists From the High Renaissance
The Renaissance was a time of development in many areas, one of those areas that was developing during that time was art. Of course there was art before the Renaissance, but art became more popular and mainstream during that time. In this essay I will be writing about three artists during the early period of … More Three Artists From the Early Renaissance
Machiavelli was a political philosopher during the period known as the Renaissance. He wrote a book called, The Prince, which is all about the qualities and strategies that he himself recommended to political leaders. But what were some of these qualities and strategies; and how do they represent a break with the past? The Qualities … More What are Some of the Qualities and Strategies that Machiavelli Recommended to Political Leaders? How Does this Represent a Break With the Past?
Petrarch(1304-1374), was a very well known person during the Renaissance; he was a scholar, poet, and was also one of the earliest humanist’s. Through what scholars and historians have gathered about him, it is pretty clear that Petrarch embodies the spirit of the Renaissance. So in what ways did he embody the spirit of the … More In What Ways Does Petrarch Embody the Spirit of the Renaissance