The Renaissance

   Following the growth of Latin Christendom in the Medieval period, McKay contends that “Modern Europe” is formed only through a process of secularization. Modern society can only, therefore, develop when religion and politics are separate, unlike Medieval Europe. Spurred on the Bubonic Plague, this process plays out in the Renaissance and the growth of the monarchies.


Study Guide - Renaissance
This is the study guide for Chapter 12. 
This lecture covers Italian Politics and the Rise of the New Monarchs. 
In which John Green teaches you about the European Renaissance. European learning changed the world in the 15th and 16th century, but was it a cultural revolution, or an evolution? We'd argue that any cultural shift that occurs over a couple of hundred years isn't too overwhelming to the people who live through it. In retrospect though, the cultural bloom in Europe during this time was pretty impressive. In addition to investigating what caused the Renaissance and who benefitted from the changes that occurred, John will tell you just how the Ninja Turtles got mixed up in all this. 
Important Links

Renaissance Music

Agnus Dei
Agnus Dei is a Latin term meaning Lamb of God, and was originally used to refer to Jesus Christ in his role of the perfect sacrificial offering that atones for the sins of humanity in Christian theology, harkening back to ancient Jewish Temple sacrifices. In the Mass of the Roman Rite and also in the Eucharist of the Anglican Communion, the Lutheran Church, and the Western Rite of the Orthodox Church the Agnus Dei is the invocation to the Lamb of God sung or recited during the fraction of the Host.[1] It is said to have been introduced into the Mass by Pope Sergius I (687–701).[2]