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The Renaissance was a period of European history that would change the world forever. It changed the way people saw art (and other things) and the way people acted. The Renaissance began in 14th-century Italy and spread to the rest of Europe in the 16th and 17th centuries. In this period, the society of the Middle Ages with its agricultural economy and church filled life, was transformed into a society that was increasingly influenced by central politics, with a more urban, commercial economy and interests in education, the arts, and music.
The word "renaissance" (meaning "rebirth" in Latin) was first used in 1855 by the French historian Jules Michelet. Then the great Swiss historian Jakob Burckhardt used and developed
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Jules Michelet, Jakob Burckhardt, Jakob,
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Italy, Europe, Rome, Greece,
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