Renaissance Dbq Essay

DBQ Essay
Renaissance education was pushed for its values and purposes of enlightenment of the mind and education for women. As the Renaissance progressed, education became more about establishing a social hierarchy and challenges, such as people against education, arose.
In Doc1 Aeneas Sylvius Piccolomini said that the study of Philosophy and of the Letters was the guide to the true meaning of the past, to a right estimate of the present, and to a sound forecast of the future. Piccolomini is trying to persuade people to take advantage of the education provided for them. He is trying to stress the importance of knowledge through the past, present, and future. In Doc2 learning and training in virtue was considered a valuable part of education because they were believed to be pursuits and activities proper to mankind. Societal conditioning began to change people’s views on education, for the better.
Erasmus, the northern humanist, believed that students worked their ways up to the study of great writers. Doc4 states that once the scholar reaches the stage of the study of the greater writers, he must devote all of his attention to ancient Greek and Roman literatures. Doc6 makes education a value by using childhood as an example, Francesco explains that he found writing useless and silly as a child, but as an adult it would give the intellect dignity and reputation. The purpose of the education system, Michel de Montaigne explains, was to make students learned. Doc8 explains that books were chosen to have students speaking the best Greek and Latin, just as the books did.
Doc12 shows that as the dates grew later the percentage of the Justices of the Peace who attended University grew larger as well. By 1636 Northamptonshire had the highest percentage, proving that education became a value to many.
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