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History: Renaissance Italy

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Take a look in the Christopher Brennan Library for books that will supplement your learning and understanding of Renaissance personalities.

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Gallileo
 

MEDICI-Godfathers of the Renaissance

Medicci

THE RENAISSANCE-iTunesU
Resource by Daniel Garcia - only available on an iPad.

 

Renaissance

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renaissance

Great men and women throughout history have shaped the modern world despite living in the past. The renaissance gave birth to new ideas and styles, allowing art, including painting, sculpture, architecture and literature, science, history and humanistic thinking to flourish.

Useful Weblinks

RENAISSANCE PERSONALITIES

Nicolaus Copernicus

Britannica School: Nicolaus Copernicus This link is the Britannica School entry for Nicolaus Copernicus. Follow the links to further access relevant videos and images.

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy: Nicolaus Copernicus This website provides a thorough resource on Nicholas Copernicus and his impact on the Scientific Revolution.

Biography of Nicolaus Copernicus This pdf is a book compiled by Khan Academy as part of the Big History Project. It includes a very easy to follow biographical account of Copernicus with a clear timeline of his life. The reference list at the end may be used for further research.

Cosmic Quest: Astronomers - Renaissance This website by The Children's Museum of Indianapolis covers a brief biographical overview of Copernicus, Galileo and Johannes Kepler.

Galileo Galilei

Britannica School: Galileo Galilei This link is the Britannica School entry for Galileo Galilei. Follow the links to further access relevant videos and images.

The History Channel: Galileo Galilei This History Channel resource provides an article, videos and news topics on Galileo Galilei and the Renaissance. 

Biography of Galileo Galilei This website by Bio (television network) includes a brief biographical account and video (2:51min) of Galileo Galilei's life.

Cosmic Quest: Astronomers - Renaissance This website by The Children's Museum of Indianapolis covers a brief biographical overview of Copernicus, Galileo and Johannes Kepler.

Johannes Kepler

Britannica School: Johannes Kepler This link is the Britannica School entry for Johannes Kepler. Follow the links to further access relevant videos and images.

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy: Johannes Kepler This website provides a thorough resource on Johannes Kepler and is based on the reader having a higher reading level. 

Cosmic Quest: Astronomers - Renaissance This website by The Children's Museum of Indianapolis covers a brief biographical overview of Copernicus, Galileo and Johannes Kepler.

Andreas Vesalius

Britannica School: Andreas Vesalius This link is the Britannica School entry for Andreas Vesalius. Follow the links to further access relevant videos and images.

BBC - History: Andreas Vesalius This website by the BBC provides a brief overview of Andreas Vesalius' life and contribution to science in the Renaissance. 

Leonardo da Vinci

Britannica School: Leonardo da Vinci This link is the Britannica School entry for Leonardo da Vinci. Follow the links to further access relevant videos and images.

The History Channel: Leonardo da Vinci This History Channel resource provides an article, videos and news topics on Leonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance. 

Girolamo Fracastoro

Britannica School: Girolamo Fracastoro This link is the Britannica School entry for Girolamo Fracastoro. Follow the links to further access relevant videos and images.

Encyclopedia of World Biography: Girolamo Fracastoro This website provides a comprehensive account of Girolamo Fracastoro's contribution to Germ Theory of Disease. Follow the tabs to other resources from Complete Dictionary of Scientific Biography and Encyclopedia of Public Health.

Ambrose Pare

Britannica School: Ambrose Pare This link is the Britannica School entry for Ambrose Pare. Follow the links to further access relevant videos and images.

Ambroise Pare and the Birth of the Gentle Art of Surgery This is an article by Charles B. Drucker published in Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine. 

Medical Discoveries: Ambroise Pare This website provides a basic overview of Ambroise Pare's contributions to the surgical science. It is a good reference for preliminary research.

Johannes Gutenberg

Britannica School: Johannes Gutenberg This link is the Britannica School entry for Johannes Gutenberg. Follow the links to further access relevant videos and images.

Biography of Johannes Gutenberg This website by Bio (television network) includes a brief biographical account and video (3:13min) of Johannes Gutenberg's contribution to the Printing Press.

Johannes Guttenberg: German Printer This website by Encyclopaedia Britannica covers content on Johannes Guttenberg, his invention of the Printing Press and his printing of the Bible.

Erasmus

Britannica School: Erasmus This link is the Britannica School entry for Erasmus. Follow the links to further access relevant videos and images.

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy: Desiderius Erasmus This website provides a thorough resource on Erasmus and is based on the reader having a higher reading level.

Raphael

Britannica School: Raphael This link is the Britannica School entry for Raphael. Follow the links to further access relevant videos and images.

Biography of Raphael This website by Bio (television network) includes a brief biographical account of his life, painting and architecture and video (3:06min) of Raphael - The Renaissance.  

RENAISSANCE EXPLORATION

History Channel: Italian Renaissance This website by the History Channel covers content on Italian Renaissane in Context; the New Humanism: Cornerstone of the Renaissance; Renaissance Science and Technology; Renaissance Art and Architecture; and the End of the Italian Renaissance. The website includes articles, videos and related content.

The Flow of History: The Italian Renaissance This website provides a background on the Italian Renaissance, new patterns of thought, literature and learning, art and science. Click on a link for a flowchart image of the Italian Renaissance and its impact (c1400-1550).

Renaissance Art This website by Encyclopaedia Britannica covers content on Renaissance Art.

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