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1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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!
4. 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.
5. Boccaccio, Dante, Petrarch: Influential Authors
Boccaccio, Dante, and Petrarch were writers during the 1300s. Their works influenced artworks in the Renaissance tremendously.
6. Renaissance Beauty Tips - Makeup
During the Renaissance women strove for pale skin so much that they risked their lives for it!
7. Printing Press
How the Printing press changed the Renaissance world?
8. Renaissance Occupations - Merchants
To really understand any historical time period it is essential that one has a firm grasp on the vocabulary of the times. In this article, the definitions for various merchant occupations are given and defined.
9. 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.
10. Being a Renaissance Artist
Being a Renaissance artist was more than just painting pictures of subjects you love. It was a job, and required a lot of work to become recognized as a master.
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