Renaissance in Italy - John Addington Symonds

Renaissance in Italy

By John Addington Symonds

  • Release Date: 2014-04-03
  • Genre: Histoire


“Thus what the word Renaissance really means is new birth to liberty—the spirit of mankind recovering consciousness and the power of self-determination, recognizing the beauty of the outer world, and of the body through art, liberating the reason in science and the conscience in religion, restoring culture to the intelligence, and establishing the principle of political freedom. The Church was the schoolmaster of the Middle Ages. Culture was the humanizing and refining influence of the Renaissance.”