Concept Questions.You will answer one concept question. Write a minimum of two clear paragraphs including 2 quotes with parenthetical citations. Most of your answer must be in your own words. Quotes should be relevant, brief and serve to clarify or emphasize a point you are making in your answer.
Describe the characteristics of humanism and how it developed in 14th century Italy. What characteristics of humanism can be interpreted as a revolt against the religious emphasis of the Middle Ages?
How did the Northern Renaissance differ from the Italian Renaissance?
Explain the progression of events which led to Martin Luther’s break with the Catholic Church. How did his religious views differ with those of the Church.
How successful was the Catholic Church in dealing with the Protestant reformation and its internal problems? Cite specific events, people and policies.
Explain the political reasons that drove Henry VIII of England to create the Anglican Church and the impact of his decision on England after his death.