The Modern Revolution: Crash Course Big History #8

In which Hank and John Green teach you a Crash Course on the modern revolution, and the upside of the progress that humanity has made in the last 500 years or so. And while there are two sides to every history, and many of these changes haven’t been great for the other inhabitants of theContinue reading “The Modern Revolution: Crash Course Big History #8”

The Northern Renaissance: Crash Course European History #3

The European Renaissance may have started in Florence, but it pretty quickly moved out of Italy and spread the art, architecture, literature, and humanism across Europe to places like France, Spain, England, and the Low Countries. Note from Among the Fray: Now that we have finished World History, we will be watching Crash Course’s EuropeanContinue reading “The Northern Renaissance: Crash Course European History #3”

Florence and the Renaissance: Crash Course European History #2

The Renaissance was a cultural revitalization that spread across Europe, and had repercussions across the globe, but one smallish city-state in Italy was in many ways the epicenter of the thing. Florence, or as Italians might say, Firenze, was the home to a seemingly inordinate amount of the art, architecture, literature, and cultural output ofContinue reading “Florence and the Renaissance: Crash Course European History #2”

The Renaissance: Was it a Thing? – Crash Course World History #22

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. InContinue reading “The Renaissance: Was it a Thing? – Crash Course World History #22”

Create your website with WordPress.com
Get started