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Renaissance Occupations - Merchants
To really understand any historical time period it is essential that one has a firm grasp on the vocabulary of the times. In this article, the definitions for various merchant occupations are given and defined.
Renaissance Inventions - A to G
The Renaissance era is marked by extensive European innovation in many areas of study. While many people think first of developments in the arts, religion and philosophy, the Renaissance is also marked by a large number of inventions by the scientific community.
Condottiere - Renaissance Mercenary Captains
"Condottieri" is the Italian name for mercenary captains who, during the Renaissance period, provided the bulk of the armed forces for the various Italian states.
John Donne - Metaphysical Poet
John Donne is most commonly known as the founder of the "Metaphysical Poets." The term "metaphysical poetry" was first used by Samuel Johnson in 1744. It refers to the fact that the poetry dealt with philosophical specuation and abstract ideas, along with a great deal of irony, paradox, and strikin
Renaissance Beauty - Teeth, Body Image & Clothing
Most Renaissance women aspired to have beautiful white teeth, voluptuous bodies and beautiful clothing. How do their beauty routines differ from those of today?
Renaissance Occupations - Governmental & Military
To really understand any historical time period it is essential that one has a firm grasp on the vocabulary of the times. In this article, the definitions for various governmental and military occupations are given and defined.
Renaissance Beauty Tips - Makeup
During the Renaissance women strove for pale skin so much that they risked their lives for it!
Renaissance Holidays, Festivals and Feast Days
During the Renaissance, holidays were much treasured not only for their religious significance, but for the extra opportunity they afforded people of the working classes to enjoy a day of leisure.
Renaissance Cooking in Italy - An Introduction
As with the rebirth of all things during the Renaissance, Italy also led the way with the revival of cooking.
Wassailing - Renaissance Christmas Tradition
A Christmas holiday practice that became traditional in Renaissance England is that of "Wassailing." How much do you really know about this practice?
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