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Italian Renaissance Christmas Recipes
What sort of holiday foods did the Italians eat during the Italian Renaissance?
Twelfth Night During the Renaissance
Twelfth Night, celebrated twelve nights after Christmas Eve, was considered the close of Christmas-time and/or winter holiday celebrations. During the Renaissance, Twelfth Night was considered a much larger celebratory occasion than Christmas itself.
Architecture of Renaissance Cathedrals
Renaissance architecture began first in Florence, Italy in the early 1400's and spread to the rest of Europe over the next 125 years. Some of the first, and arguably best, examples of this architectural style can be seen in the Cathedrals of the Renaissance.
Donatello - Italian Sculptor of the Renaissance
Donato di Niccolò di Betto Bardi, better known to us today as Donatello, is one of the best known sculptors of the Renaissance.
The Life of Elizabeth I - Book Review
"No English sovereign, before or since, has so captured the imagination of his or her people or so roused their patriotic feelings." - Alison Weir
Plague Doctors of the Renaissance
During outbreaks of the black plague, city officials throughout Europe were forced to hire what are known as "plague doctors" to assist in the treatment of plague sufferers.
The Black Death & the Renaissance
One of the deadliest pandemics in history, the "Black Death" is often credited as one of the major factors leading to the European Renaissance.
Metaphysical Poets of the Renaissance
"Metaphysical poetry" is a description of a type of poetry ascribed to a group of English poets of the 16th and 17th centuries.
Introduction to the Renaissance
A huge cultural revolution, the European Renaissance began in Italy in the Late Middle Ages, approximately the 14th century AD, and during the next three centuries spread throughout Europe.
SCA - The Society for Creative Anachronism
An international organization dedicated to researching and re-creating the arts, skills and traditions of pre-17th-century Europe, the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) was established in 1966.
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