The Northern Renaissance

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The Northern Renaissance by Mind Map: The Northern Renaissance

1. The Northern Renaissance Begins

1.1. The population was recovering from the plague.

1.1.1. Italy was divided into city-states

2. Artistic Ideas Spread

2.1. German Painters

2.1.1. Albrecht Durer & Hans Holbein applied realistic ideas to art.

2.2. Flemish Painters

2.2.1. They emphasised on individualism and worldly pleasures.

3. Northern Writers Try to Reform Society

3.1. Christian Humanists

3.1.1. They wrote about a Utopian society

3.2. William Shakespeare

3.2.1. Regarded as the greatest playwriter of all time

3.3. The Elizabethan Age

3.3.1. Named after Queen Elizabeth I for her poetry

4. Printing Spreads Renaissance Ideas

4.1. Gutenberg Invents the Printing Press

4.1.1. He was able to print a complete Bible, which was the first full sized book

4.2. Printing Spreads Learning

4.2.1. A printer produced hundreds of copies which allowed people to afford books

4.3. The End of the Renaissance

4.3.1. Renaissance ideals continued to influence European ideals and stirred creativity