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Chapter Seventeen Vocabulary 1 The Renaissance means the rebirth of the classical past or the rebirth of Greek and Roman philosophy history myths During this period a great deal of lost knowledge of Rome and Greece was relearned and reintegrated into the thinking of western European man 2 Humanism was the study of classical text which focused on human potential and achievements 3 The basic spirit of the Renaissance society was secular meaning it was world-wide and was concerned with the here and now or the most up to date stuff fashions houses parties etc 4 A patron is a person who appreciates and supports the arts and artists especially financially 5 Perspective is a technique of visualizing three dimensions and is also a persons point or view or how they see something 6 Vernacular is another term for native language They use this term when they are talking about writing in their native language instead of classical Latin 7 Utopia refers to no place according to the Greeks but in English refers to an ideal place Utopia was a name from a book written by more It was a story about an imaginary land inhabited by peace-loving people 8 The printing press was an invention in the 13th century that was invented by Guttenberg It was a machine that presses paper against a tray full of inked movable type 9 Johann Gutenberg was a craftsman from Mainz Germany He reinvented the movable type around 1440 He invented the printing press and because of his invention he printed a complete Bible he called the Gutenberg Bible in 1455 It was the first full-size book printed with movable type 10 An indulgence was also known as a pardon They released a person from punishments due to a sin or several sins 11 The reformation began in 1517 because of a man named Luther
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