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04.09 Module Project: Assessment
Transcript of 04.09 Module Project: Assessment
By: Marisa McCants
Most will describe Florence, Italy as the true starting place of the Renaissance period. Florence was home of the Medici family, which was a very wealthy family. Ancient Florence was divided into separate guilds. One guild included those who were businessmen, and the other was created for wealthy citizens, which the Medici family fell into.
Wittenberg was a very important region to the Reformation. In this city state, Martin Luther spoke against the Catholic Church. After he posted his 95 theses on the church door disputing the claim that punishment for sin could be purchased with money, the Pope excommunicated him. This act was considered the formal beginning to the Reformation.
Over the years, Rome has become a very influential city state of Italy. The city state was a center of learning and arts, which is why it was cherished by many. Rome also held a part in the counter Reformation because it was controlled by the pope, due to the fact the city was where the pope resided.
Places to see: In Rome, there are many places in the city that are influential to the city and how the city has progressed over time. One site is the colosseums. The colosseums were built in 70 A.D. and have provided a site of celebrations, sporting events and bloodshed. Today, it's a major tourist attraction, playing host to 3.9 million visitors each year.
Places to see: The Florence Cathedral was an Italian Gothic building located in Florence and was dedicated to "Santa Maria del Fiore". The church was designed and created around 1367, the Cathedral was completely covered by colored marbles like the earlier Baptistery, except for the facade that remained unfinished and was terminated only in the 19th century.
The Lutherhaus in Lutherstadt Wittenberg, was created in 1504 as part of the University of Wittenberg. The structure was the home of Martin Luther for most of his adult life and so it became a significant location in the history of the Protestant Reforhmation.
In the Renaissance era, the port of Lisbon was one of the most important in the world. At that point the Age of Exploration was occurring, which gave great strength and wealth to Lisbon. Henry the Navigator was a famous Portuguese explorer who resided in Lisbon and established Portuguese dominance in early exploration.
The Jeronimos Monastery, also known as the Hieronymites Monastery, is a monument in located in the area of Lisbon. Founded in 1501, t is said to be the greatest architecture of Portugal during the Age of Discovery and the perfect exemplar of Manueline architectural design.