Flashcards - CLEP Social Sciences and History: The European Renaissance

Flashcards - CLEP Social Sciences and History: The European Renaissance
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Jan Hus
Jan Hus , often referred to in English as John Hus or John Huss, was a Czech priest, philosopher, early Christian reformer and Master at Charles University in Prague
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parliaments
In modern politics and history, a parliament is a legislative, elected body of government
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condottieri
Condottieri were the leaders of the professional military free companies contracted by the Italian city-states and the Papacy from the late Middle Ages and throughout the Renaissance
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Council of Trent
The Council of Trent , held between 1545 and 1563 in Trento and Bologna, northern Italy, was one of the Roman Catholic Church's most important ecumenical councils
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Wars of the Roses
The Wars of the Roses were a series of wars for control of the throne of England
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indulgences
In the teaching of the Roman Catholic Church, an indulgence is \"a way to reduce the amount of punishment one has to undergo for sins\"
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Renaissance
The Renaissance is a period in European history, from the 14th to the 17th century, regarded as the cultural bridge between the Middle Ages and modern history
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Renaissance
The Renaissance is a period in European history, from the 14th to the 17th century, regarded as the cultural bridge between the Middle Ages and modern history
indulgences
In the teaching of the Roman Catholic Church, an indulgence is \"a way to reduce the amount of punishment one has to undergo for sins\"
Wars of the Roses
The Wars of the Roses were a series of wars for control of the throne of England
Council of Trent
The Council of Trent , held between 1545 and 1563 in Trento and Bologna, northern Italy, was one of the Roman Catholic Church's most important ecumenical councils
condottieri
Condottieri were the leaders of the professional military free companies contracted by the Italian city-states and the Papacy from the late Middle Ages and throughout the Renaissance
parliaments
In modern politics and history, a parliament is a legislative, elected body of government
Jan Hus
Jan Hus , often referred to in English as John Hus or John Huss, was a Czech priest, philosopher, early Christian reformer and Master at Charles University in Prague
The Canterbury Tales
The Canterbury Tales is a collection of 24 stories that runs to over 17,000 lines written in Middle English by Geoffrey Chaucer
Johannes Gutenberg
Johannes Gensfleisch zur Laden zum Gutenberg was a German blacksmith, goldsmith, printer, and publisher who introduced printing to Europe
wood-block printing
Woodblock printing is a technique for printing text, images or patterns used widely throughout East Asia and originating in China in antiquity as a method of printing on textiles and later paper
Battle of Agincourt
The Battle of Agincourt was a major English victory in the Hundred Years' War
Edward VI
Edward VI was King of England and Ireland from 28 January 1547 until his death
Christopher Columbus
Christopher Columbus was an Italian explorer, navigator, colonizer, and citizen of the Republic of Genoa
Prince Henry of Portugal
Infante Henrique of Portugal, Duke of Viseu , better known as Henry the Navigator , was an important figure in 15th-century Portuguese politics and in the early days of the Portuguese Empire

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