From the Middle Ages to the Renaissance Analytical Essay by Nicky

Looks at European life from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance, especially the role of the Catholic Church.
# 145303 | 1,410 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2010 | US
Published on Nov 02, 2010 in History (European) , History (Religion) , Religion and Theology (Christianity)

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This paper relates that many of the difficulties of the Middle Ages came from the omnipotent power of the Catholic Church, which dictated not only religion but also politics, economics and culture. The Renaissance, the author points out, was a reaction to the corruption within this church. The paper concludes that, in the Renaissance period, rather than being told by a corrupt church, people discovered their own truths through classical learning.

Table of Contents:
The Middle Ages
The Catholic Church
The Renaissance
The Great Schism
Classical Art

From the Paper:

"In the midst of this, however, was the church as the center of society, politics, and culture. Regardless of their station, the church dominated the lives of all people in the Middle Ages. From their christenings to their funerals, the church was central in Europeans' personal lives as well as their official business. Those who wanted to escape the strict society of the Middle Ages could enter the church as monks or nuns. Priests, bishops, and friars were central in the community, as were the cathedrals, whose mammoth structure symbolized the power of the Catholic Church."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • "Cathedrals." Middle Ages.Net. 2008. 16 December 2008. <>
  • Edwords, Frederick. "What is Humanism?" Johnson Consulting Network. 1989. 16 December 2008. <>
  • "General discussion on attitudes to Classical Antiquity in the Renaissance." High Renaissance. nd. 16 December 2008. <>
  • "Middle Ages Religion." nd. 16 December 2008. <>

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