The Renaissance

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Key Changes

  • Governments - strong and rich. The economy boomed and trade prospered. People could afford doctors.
  • Artists revolutionised painting - this led them to study the body in more detail, and was connected to improved knowledge of anatomy.
  • Learning revival - universities established schools of medicine, the beginning of scientific method - which involved conducting an experiment, collecting observations, then coming to a conclusion, they questioned the knowledge of the Greeks and Romans. 
  • Printing Press - allowed new ideas to spread more quickly around


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