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Music in the Renaissance Author Institution Music in the Renaissance Introduction Renaissance is a term used to describe the period between 1400 and 1600. This period saw increased humanism accompanied by discoveries and explorations. It is during this period that modernization started.
The renaissance period This period got characterized by a significant revolution in the whole of Europe. The wealthy class in the society was pushing for more involvement in the education system than there was at that time. They got worried that the catholic scholasticism only emphasized the spiritual growth of the youth. It never looked at the educational pursuits which would lead to discovery on the overall improvement of the human life. They used the word ‘the renaissance man’ to describe those who had opted to follow the way of education and theory rather than following the way of God and religion. A renaissance man was expected to be a mastery of everything that he did. He was not to rely on faith but rather have a questioning mind that sought to provide answers to any mystery of life (Fenlon, 2002). The modern idea of a nation began during the renaissance period (Fenlon, 2002). This was may be one of the best accomplishments of the wealthy class who were lobbying for modernization. They were able to establish countries with a central government. They also diversified trade. People were able to engage in trade in a more meaningful way than they could afford before. For these reasons, the wealthy class always took ‘pride’ of modernizing Europe. Music in the renaissance Music in the renaissance period took a great change from the previous era. ...
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