Definition of the Renaissance
: the period of European history between the 14th and 17th centuries when there was a new interest in science and in ancient art and literature especially in Italy —often used as Renaissance before another noun a Renaissance scholar/painter Renaissance art
Word by Word Definitions
: the transitional movement in Europe between medieval and modern times beginning in the 14th century in Italy, lasting into the 17th century, and marked by a humanistic revival of classical influence expressed in a flowering of the arts and literature and by the beginnings of modern science
: the period of the Renaissance
: the neoclassical style of architecture prevailing during the Renaissance
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