The Importance of History, Today

A lot of times when people find out that I'm going back to school, the first obvious question is to ask what I'm studying.  When I answer "history," I get a lot of mixed responses, varying between an empathetic "ugh" to follow-up questions like "why?"  I get it.  History can be a dry subject to … Continue reading The Importance of History, Today

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Renaissance Origins and Life

In order to understand the origins of the Renaissance period, it is necessary to understand Italy at the end of the medieval period and the Italian city states that gave birth to the Renaissance age.  The Renaissance was born in Italy and later spread quickly to the rest of Europe, and there were many causes … Continue reading Renaissance Origins and Life