The English Renaissance


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  1. Cuius regio, eius religio (whose the rule, his (also) the religion)
    In other words, the religion of the king or other ruler would be the religion of the people. The principle was as old as state Christianity, established in Armenia and in the Roman Empire by Emperor Constantine.
    Give a brief summary of the impact of this doctrine on England from Henry VIII to Elizabeth I


  2. What does the word 'Renaissance' mean?

  3. and what does really this 'Renaissance' imply?

  4. Explain the changes of attitude to man, the universe and earth, as well as the church,

  5. The 16th and 17th centuries have been called the 'Age of the Great Explorations'. Explain!

  6. How does the painting "The Ambassadors" by Hans Holbein (1533) mirror some of the essence of the Renaissance period?
    See the 'link-section' above!


  7. In science the Renaissance led to the great discoveries of Copernicus, Galileo, Kepler and Newton.
    Why are these four men so famous?


  8. Both Plato and Aristotle represented important classical inspiration to Renaissance philosophers and scientists.
    What characterized these two Greek thinkers?


  9. The term 'humanism' is widely used as either a synonym to or a part of 'Renaissance'.
    What does 'humanism' imply?


  10. Heavily influenced by the ideas indicated above the Renaissance writers delved into a lot of new and exciting thematic approaches.
    Please, make a list of what you think were the most important ones!


  11. What is above all the pride of the English Renaissance?
    Who is the most famous play writer of the time?
    Mention some of his plays!


  12. How were female actors trained before the Restoration?





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