HIST 3460 Aprill 11th Notes
HIST 3460 Aprill 11th Notes History 3460
Popular in Medieval and Renaissance Italy
Popular in History
This 3 page Class Notes was uploaded by Elaina Rampolla on Tuesday April 12, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to History 3460 at University of Connecticut taught by Professor Gouwens in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 10 views. For similar materials see Medieval and Renaissance Italy in History at University of Connecticut.
Reviews for HIST 3460 Aprill 11th Notes
Report this Material
What is Karma?
Karma is the currency of StudySoup.
You can buy or earn more Karma at anytime and redeem it for class notes, study guides, flashcards, and more!
Date Created: 04/12/16
April 11 2016 th • Florence from mid 15 century on showed a mark shift in learned writing. The study of Platonism and things not related to politics • Many people associate the lack of political writings and commentary with the rise of the Medici. Is this related? Ficino • Practicing physician and worked for the Medici • Great influence of Plotinus o A pagan philosopher o Appropriated elements of Plato’s thought for theory of divine emanation and return Hierarchy of thought One true God Divine Intelligence Soul Matter • This was the idea of duelism between body and soul, an idea that didn’t appear until later in Christianity • The soul can turn inward on itselfà God is within us • Separation of earthly and spiritually • Early Christian writers were influenced by Platonism o Augustine mentions ascension multiple times o To what extent is pagan learning to a society that’s overwhelmingly Christian? • Literal stories of myths linked to the understanding of an underlying truth Ladinoà 1450s lectures at university of Florence. • Read Aneas and his quest of finding Ancient Rome as the souls conquest towards God • Allegorizes Virgil • Pagan stories with applied to Christian content Ficino • For Ficino, love ties everything together o Idea of harmony • He is obsessed with the alignment of the universe • Although Ficino aligns himself with Christianity, many of his ideas and writings push the envelope. • Would be called heretical if more well known • Practiced spiritual and daemonic magic o Some magic was dedicated to the angels o Some magic was more secretly addressed towards GOOD planetary daemons • Composed astrological music to the sun o These were things that he did not make publically known about himself • Heterodoxà moving outside realm of what’s acceptable • He wants people to consume things that have an abundance of pure cosmic energy • Associate with animals, plants, and people that are under good planetary influence. • The planets have the same moral character as the gods who they are named after • The idea of rebirth and rejuvenation is important to Ficino o Eat egg yolks and pine nuts (both of these foods represent birth and the first stages of life) Giovanni Pico della Mirandola • Reputed for optimism about human nature, but actually writes about human weakness • Tutor for the Medici children • Ends up being a followed of Savonarola, as did many great thinkers and artists By the time we get to 1450, we have scholars that are able to read and understand the difficult texts that come from antiquity. o People like Bruni just couldn’t understand it to its full potential • There probably was not a connection between the Medici and the lack of political writings during this time period. It may have been a small contributing factor, but the answer as to why political thought was not explored is more difficult than that.
Are you sure you want to buy this material for
You're already Subscribed!
Looks like you've already subscribed to StudySoup, you won't need to purchase another subscription to get this material. To access this material simply click 'View Full Document'