Urban Culture and the economy during the Rennaisance

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How did the rise of urban culture and economy which characterized the Renaissance affect (and derive from) ONE of the following aspects of the Renaissance:

a. changes in religion and the organized church

b. the new empiricism in science

c. the revolution in the visual arts

d. changes in societies the way they were governed.

The art, especially Renaissance arts are my favorite of the four and to me was the best to read.

In the arts as well as religion, sciences, society, and government, Italy was the major reason for growth during the Renaissance period. The name "Renaissance", which means "rebirth" is given to a period of many cultural events, most creative and economic, that was a way of living for centuries in Europe at the end of the Middle Ages. The idea of rebirth is the base of all Renaissance achievements by artists, architects, scholars, scientists, philosophers, rulers, and theologians who believed that the way to excel passed the usual limits was through the study of the ancient Greek and Roman Golden Ages.

Because of the number of different areas in which it could be used, "Renaissance" is a word with a large number of areas of meaning. Just as Renaissance paintings cannot state any one expected or outline which could define any given style. Renaissance art was born out of a fresh, quickly developing socitey. It marked the point of departure from the medieval to the modern world and, as such, laid the foundations for many modern Western values and society.

The Renaissance in Italy started slowly mainly because of the long search for scientific quality and greater realism. The effect of Humanism is reflected in the increase of nonspiritual subjects. In the final phase of the Renaissance, Mannerism became the most important style. Focusing...