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A Brief Study of the Influences of Renaissance on the Developments of Humanism and European Literature

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DOI: 10.23977/history.2023.050107 | Downloads: 13 | Views: 331

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Guizhi Zhang 1, Yiming Di 1

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1 Henan University of Technology, Zhengzhou, China

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Guizhi Zhang

ABSTRACT

It is often said that the Renaissance was the product of ancient Greek and Roman culture, and it is also developed on the basis of the medieval Christian cultural resources in the sense of cultural development. The change from the way of belief maintenance to the way of rational maintenance in the western world made the way of thinking and the scale of value in the Renaissance mainly take from the ideological resources of Christian culture; the literature in the Renaissance represents the humanistic thoughts formed under the influence of Christian culture and reflects the social reality in the period of great changes. This is a ray of light and strength found in the darkness of the Middle Ages. In this movement, people fully realized the value of human beings and the role of real life, and instead of pursuing God’s blessing, they learned to be responsible for their own lives. This paper briefly analyzes the influences of Renaissance on the developments of Humanism and European literature, and the relationship between Humanism and European literature.

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Humanism, European literature, the Renaissance

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Guizhi Zhang, Yiming Di, A Brief Study of the Influences of Renaissance on the Developments of Humanism and European Literature. Lecture Notes on History (2023) Vol. 5: 52-56. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.23977/history.2023.050107.

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