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    Renaissance men's fashion.

    Good afternoon, I found something like that. I think that this doublet is from 16th century, but I am not sure. So I am asking you for identification. Graphics or paintings where someone is wearing something like that would be very helpful.
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    How the renaissance affected theater

    In the desperate years of the Black Death, which was a devastating global epidemic of bubonic plague that struck Europe in the mid 1300s, half of Europe’s population vanished. But in spite of this deadly occurrence, a joyous and a new era arose. The Renaissance or the rebirth of Europe...
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    Desperately looking for a book (about Renaissance Venice)

    Hi, I'm studying about the story of Luigi Da Porto (the writer of the first novella about Romeo and Juliet) and Lucina Savorgnan (his lover). It looks like a fundamental article is: Clough Cecil H., Love and war in the Veneto: Luigi da Porto and the True Story of Giulietta e Romeo in this...
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    Writing about Renaissance

    Hi to everyone. I'm the president of an amateur theatre group and last year we decided to make a play about Luigi Da Porto and Lucina Savorgnan, a story happened around 1511. This lead me to write the script, which is now over, and lead me to study the historical period... and that never...
  5. analysis17456

    Italian Renaissance -> Age of Enlightenment

    I was just skimming through the thread "Greatest Composers of all time?", and the miracle of the Age of Enlightenment got to me, what the hell happened? Well, of course, normally, it would be considered that the tipping point of the dynamic system has been reached and thus the acceleration...
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    No Renaissance without Islam?

    While I and Isleifson spoke on the Karl May thread about the controversy about the book "Aristote au Mont Saint-Michel" by Gouguenheim which sparked a controversy among fellow French historians that was in my opinion worser than the "Historikerstreit" in Germany and while it there was out of...
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    Tell me all about the Renaissance

    I want to know whatever you guys want to tell me about the renaissance. I'm learning about it in History right now and the class is boring because she just drones on all day and we never get anything done. I'm actually interested in History though so tell me all about the renaissance. :)
  8. VHS

    Imagine stainless steel was developed during the Renaissance

    Today, stainless steel is quite ubiquitous; even silver jewellery has been replaced with stainless steel at some level. Imagine stainless steel or CRES (corrosion resistant steel, the technically correct name) was developed during the Renaissance instead of 1913, what would be the consequences?
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    Renaissance armies

    This may be the wrong thread and I apologize in advance, but could anyone really give a description of the makeup of standard renaissance era armies? I know this was when pikes and muskets really began to become major tools on the battlefield but any specifics, particularly on the Italian states...
  10. MarcoP

    A fan of medieval and Renaissance culture

    Hi everybody, I love medieval literature, philosophy and art. I am Italian, I studied Latin in high school and I always kept an interest in that language. Recently, I developed an interest in paleography. I found out that, with quite some effort, I can read late-medieval manuscripts written in...
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    beginning of Renaissance in Europe

    Hello. What event is considered as the beginning of Renaissance in Europe? Wikipedia says that Renaissance lasted from 1400-1600. Thank you.
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    Renaissance printers

    Why were so many of renaissance printers tortured or killed like Geofory Tory, Robert Estienne, etc?
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    How do I explain Machiavelli’s concept of virtu in the context of Renaissance humanis

    I'm going to be straight here. I'm not a history person and I stupidly picked this history course as first year gen. ed. because my girlfriend is in it. I have to write a 2000 year word essay explaining Machiavelli’s concept of virtu in the context of Renaissance humanism. I've been...
  14. Excalibur

    EU Renaissance

    EU elites announced EU renaissance (rebirth) this week. They promised a series of reforms, better approach of EU to its citizens and lot of more. The promises came this week in report of EU situation (Juncker) and in Bratislava summit. I do not believe EU can reform because it is ruled by the...
  15. JeanDukeofAlecon

    Why didn't renaissance kingdoms build aqueducts?

    The aqueduct is a rather simple concept, an artificial river to take clean water from a spring or river to a city. The 16th and 17th centuries saw a widespread appreciation for everything roman, along with increased centralisation and advancement of technology. With more and more people going to...
  16. Space Shark

    No Italian Wars in the Renaissance

    How could we butterfly away the Italian Wars that defined the military history of much of the Renaissance? The first of these was instigated by Charles VIII of France attempting to take control of Naples, so perhaps that could be a starting point.
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    How were the noble "kicked out" of public office during the Renaissance?

    So I'm technically a student of history so maybe that's why this isn't self explanatory to me. I've been reading several books on the Italian city states during the 14th-16th century, and recurring references are made to "The disenfranchisement of the nobility", for example in Florence in 1282...
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    Italian War of 1521-1526

    Hey everyone! So, I am writing a historical fiction novel that takes place in Siena, Italy. It starts in 1523 and spans several years (I have actually been changing around the dates a lot, so I could potentially move it around to anywhere between 1515 and 1530s depending on research/what works...
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    Italian Wars of 1521-1526

    Hey everyone! So, I am writing a historical fiction novel that takes place in Siena, Italy. It starts in 1523 and spans several years (I have actually been changing around the dates a lot, so I could potentially move it around to anywhere between 1515 and 1530s depending on research/what works...
  20. VHS

    Late Ming Renaissance: a romance or the reality?

    Even though the government was weak and the top were plagued with indolent and irresponsible emperors (Zhu Houcong and Zhu Yijun were two great examples), some people had a vision of Late Ming Renaissance. Some talked about the beginning of the cabinet government system, beginning of...