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Here are the top ten articles for the Renaissance Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!
1. The Black Death & the Renaissance
One of the deadliest pandemics in history, the "Black Death" is often credited as one of the major factors leading to the European Renaissance.
2. Renaissance Entertainment
In today's world the choices available to us, for entertainment, are limited only by our imagination. It was the same for Renaissance folk!
3. Religion in Medieval Europe
A look at the changes in Christianity during the Medieval Period.
4. Renaissance Beauty Tips - Makeup
During the Renaissance women strove for pale skin so much that they risked their lives for it!
5. Games and Sports in the Renaissance
Organized sports as we know them today did not exist, but people have always enjoyed competition, in whatever ways were available.
6. Renaissance Holidays, Festivals and Feast Days
During the Renaissance, holidays were much treasured not only for their religious significance, but for the extra opportunity they afforded people of the working classes to enjoy a day of leisure.
7. Plague Doctors of the Renaissance
During outbreaks of the black plague, city officials throughout Europe were forced to hire what are known as "plague doctors" to assist in the treatment of plague sufferers.
8. Twelfth Night During the Renaissance
Twelfth Night, celebrated twelve nights after Christmas Eve, was considered the close of Christmas-time and/or winter holiday celebrations. During the Renaissance, Twelfth Night was considered a much larger celebratory occasion than Christmas itself.
9. Renaissance Inventions
The Renaissance was a time for great discovery, and as the name implies, re-birth. During this time there were not only great advances in art, but also in mathematics, architecture and science. Some of these advances include new techniques for drawing and painting, and also sculpting, as well as a w
10. Donatello and the Art of Rilievo Schiacciato
Many works depicting a Madonna and Child were created as private devotional items. Donatello’s Madonna of the Clouds is one of several half-length Madonna reliefs that may have been in the collection of the Medici family or one of their contemporaries.
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