renaissance has definitions from the field of history
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[ noun ] (history) the period of European history at the close of the Middle Ages and the rise of the modern world; a cultural rebirth from the 14th through the middle of the 17th centuries

Used in print

(Howard Nemerov, "Themes and Methods: The Early...)

The monk Savonarola , brought over from the Renaissance and placed against the background of Munich at the turn_of_the_century , protests against the luxurious works displayed in the art shop of M._Bluthenzweig ; in particular against a Madonna portrayed in a voluptuous style and modeled , according_to gossip , upon the painter 's mistress .

(J. H. Hexter, "Thomas More: On the Margins...)

Remember that in seeking the modern in Utopia we do not deny the existence of the medieval and the Renaissance there ; we do not even need to commit ourselves to assessing on the same inconceivable scale the relative importance of the medieval , the Renaissance , and the modern .

Remember that in seeking the modern in Utopia we do not deny the existence of the medieval and the Renaissance there ; we do not even need to commit ourselves to assessing on the same inconceivable scale the relative importance of the medieval , the Renaissance , and the modern .

To others whose concern it is to penetrate the significance of Christian_Humanism , the Renaissance elements are of primary concern .

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[ noun ] the revival of learning and culture

Synonyms

renascence rebirth

Used in print

(Leo Lemon, "Catch Up With" and "Something to...)

As Broadway itself becomes increasingly weighted_down by trite , heavy-handed , commercially successful musicals and inspirational problem dramas , the American theatre is going_through an inexorable renaissance in_that nebulous area known_as `` off-Broadway '' .

Related terms

revival

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