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The Elizabethan view of the world

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The Elizabethan view of the world
General Concepts
Crystallinum
Extended outside of the Firmament
Structure and Composition
geo-centric system
The Sublunar World
Master Sphere
also known as
primum mobile
Earth
Shakespeares generation view of the world
influenced by medieval traditions
rooted in the christian church
obey the laws of nature
beliefs still existing during the renaissance
man's birthright to govern the world
all celestial bodies orbit the earth
consists of 10 or 11 spheres
Sublunar World
The Firmament
circular band of Fixed Stars
( i.e. stars that have no individual movement )
Examples:
Cosmos
Mercury
Venus
The Sun
Mars
Jupiter
Saturn
The Cosmos
paths of the "stars"
8 concentric circles of the universe
the ordered universal world
concentric circles
many believed it influenced the periods in a year where night and day are of equal length
outermost sphere
revolving from east to west every 24 hrs
Eternal Empyreum
also known as
Heaven
God, the angels, and the souls of the blessed were believed to be there
The Angels
acted as man's guardians
seen as God's messengers
controlled sphere movement
Virgo
Cancer
Capricorn
Gemini
Libra
Taurus
Scorpio
Aethereum
vast system of revolving celestial bodies
scholars believed it was filled with Aether
Aether
either:
5th element, most pure.

or:
flawless mixture of the elements
makes up stars and spheres
Firmament
Its world of created objects
Social and political world
Cause:
disobedience against God
(e.g. illnes, death, disorder)
Effect:
God sends punishment
(man disturbed original harmony and peace)
God punished, but..
left man willpower and reason
Why? So that man can..
obey the commandments
study the bible
Influences on Man's Life
Fortune: willful female power
Constellations of the "stars"
The Four Elements
made up the whole universe
purer the nearer they were to Heaven
rawer, impurer toward the center
Earth
Fire
Air
Water
Hell
damned souls
waste material
worthless substances
Nature
,
C
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a
t
i
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n
and
Man

Nature
regarded as both
good
and
evil
God's instrument
Place
below God
above man
Law of
nature
visible expression of God's intention
binds everything into a hierarchy
Chain of Being
God
Angels
Humans
Animals
Plants
Rocks, etc.
Nature

rules
:
1. Moving and Fixed Stars
2. Sublunar world
3. Social & political world
Man
Universe
Differences in Creation
Nature
put world of gov't into order
distinguished between superior and inferior
King
>

noble citizen
Landlord
> serf
Father
> child
divided from beauty and harmony
Shakespeare's

Idea
Contemporaries' Idea
Sources
http://wallpho.com/345977-majestic-eagle-id-177761.htm
http://www.raumfahrer.net/forum/smf/index.php?topic=4199.255
http://www.3dcadbrowser.com/download.aspx?3dmodel=858
http://www.visualparadox.com/wallpapers/mars.htm
http://www.astronomeradam.com/2013/12/the-beauty-in-universe-show-episode-two.html
http://galleryhip.com/uranus-nasa.html
http://www.wallpaperhere.com/Pluto_55039/download_1920x1200
http://effextures.com/saturn/
http://www.ou.org/jewish_action/02/2013/the-big-pang-theory/solar-system/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuclear_fusion
http://www.nasa.gov/content/goddard/sun-unleashes-first-x-class-flare-of-2014/
http://wallfoy.com/black-13-66049-wallpapers-HD.html
http://cs.astronomy.com/asy/m/sunandmoon/489250.aspx
http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/346019
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venus
http://www.nbcnews.com/science/space/not-great-jupiters-red-spot-hits-new-low-n106571
http://www.selvamadre.com/four-elements/
http://www.superbwallpapers.com/digital-art/earth-fire-water-and-air-5138/
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coronation_of_Napoleon_I
Thank you for your Attention!
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