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Tacna Cathedral

Should we add a section on neo-renaissance? --NearEMPTiness (talk) 20:14, 21 July 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 6 November 2014[edit]

I would like to edit the black death section, as well as correcting the errors throughout AlexR24 (talk) 17:07, 6 November 2014 (UTC)

Red question icon with gradient background.svg Not done: it's not clear what changes you want to be made. Please mention the specific changes in a "change X to Y" format. Cannolis (talk) 23:06, 6 November 2014 (UTC)

Why "the"?[edit]

Why is there the definite article in the title? This is not the case for, say, Age of Enlightenment, etc, and Renaissance redirects to this article, so there obviously are not any disambiguation issues. It's also discouraged in WP:DEFINITE: "Avoid definite and indefinite articles". Curly Turkey ¡gobble! 01:45, 26 January 2015 (UTC)

End of Middle ages[edit]

This article is of good reading status. If You good contributors find my changes dislikable, or wrong even, then I'm sorry. However given the article's high status, I would like to explain my rather small changes to its lead.
By the beginning of the 15th Century [i.o.w. from year 1400] Europe was still in the Middle Ages (and was in the phase from recovering to adjusting itself from the Black Death, which between 1347 and 1353 had reduced the European population by a third, locally even worse) Saying the Renaissance began in Italy already in the latest part of 14th Century, isn't quite correct I believe. Doubtlessly the Renaissance did start in today's Italy, but more precisely, in some of the cities north of the Papal states (Rome and belt across the "Italian boot", no offence). In Florence painting from a perspective was something never seen anywhere before. This includes civilizations as the East-Asians, Indian, Arabian, Mexican and in the Andes. And also including old Egypt, Greece and Rome. Sculptures only were made in "3D". And older European portraits and other paintings were also "flat", until the 1420's or 1430's in Florence. (which eventually also gave renewed the interest of geometry and mathematics in general)
Also, how to make concrete was an building art which had been forgotten for centuries. But became reinvented around the same time. These are examples of the beginning of something new. And soon followed inventions or better use of earlier inventions (like the compass), the art of printing, astronomy (it was known the Earth was sperical, but Europeans still was afraid of leaving the Mediterranean Sea or coastlines. There had in any case been no European explorers since the Vikings around 1450. But during the last quarter of the 15th Century the Spanish-Portuguese Kingdoms began to encourage exploring of world's coast lines. (Later followed by the Dutch , English and other Europeans)
I think it fair to say that the Renaissance spred and increased gradualy during the 50 year period of (approximate) 1425 to 1475. Not much sooner than around 1425. And the entire process began in cities as Florence, Bologna, Genua and Venice. A phrase like "Late medieval" ,is in my mind the time between the long aftermath of the Black Death (until around 1375) and 1475. (Although earlier in mentioned parts) Boeing720 (talk) 17:57, 29 January 2015 (UTC)