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In the year 1305 the Roman Catholic Church was relocated from Rome to France With this the power of the papal states was divided among the regions leading families Starting near the year 1300 the demand for reform began to grow at a rapid pace By the 1600s close to half of the practicing Catholics in western Europe had left the Church to join one of the new reformer religious groups This reform brought about new ways of thought and new attitudes towards religion and the human race The young German scholar realized that the way to salvation was justification by faith Martin Luthers beliefs were deemed to be heretic in nature and he was hidden away by a German The word Renaissance means a rebirth This is exactly what happened after the Crusades and split of the Roman Catholic church A rebirth of ideas was their outcome The most drastic change took place in art New perspectives were created by such people as Giotto Tommaso Masaccio and Filippo Brunelleschi With these new perspectives came a new age of art within the Renaissance Many new painters learned about using shades of light and dark to create the illusion of depth along with new techniques to make paintings more The Renaissance was truly the rebirth of lost ideas along with the birth of new ideas The Split of the Church and the eight Crusades to recapture Jerusalem are two of the many reasons for the birth of the Renaissance yet both are important to the birth of the Renaissance Without the Crusades which brought back lost works from the Roman Empire and opened trade with the far east and the split of the Roman Catholic Church which brought about the reformation of the church there wouldnt have been enough of a basis for the Renaissance The Renaissance was a period of European history considered by modern
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