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History of the Renaissance by Bamber Gascoigne

History of the Renaissance From HistoryWorld by Bamber Gascoigne The word Renaissance The Renaissance may be vivid in the mind’s eye – in images of human figures sculpted in the round, or in scenes painted with a profound and moving … Continue reading

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The Nightingale English Madrigal sung by GRCC

The madrigal was a type of secular Renaissance music, which would have been familiar to writers such as Edmund Spenser. Listen to the way the different parts intertwine in this recording of the English madrigal “The Nightingale” by Thomas Weelkes, … Continue reading

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Thomas Tallis Medieval Music sung by Lumina

Thomas Tallis was a medieval composer. You may listen to one of his compositions in the video below from the talented Lumina Vocal Ensemble. Credits: If ye love me, a motet from the English Renaissance by Thomas Tallis (1505-1585), composer … Continue reading

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Renaissance Art

Here is some artwork from the Renaissance. How does it convey the same ideas you’re reading about? To see a larger image, click on the individual artwork below.

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Level 5 Resource Updates

World Literature Updates Due to the ever-changing nature of the Internet, online resources often move unexpectedly to new addresses. Here are the updates for Level 5: World Literature that have happened since the most recent release of the EIL curriculum. … Continue reading

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Literary Periods Chart

Excellence in Literature Chart of Literary Periods  Literary periods can be a useful clue to the style, purpose, and philosophy of a work of literature. Here is a brief downloadable chart with basic information on literary periods from Medieval to … Continue reading

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Texts for Literature and Composition

English II: Literature and Composition What does Literature and Composition cover? Literature and Composition is a college-preparatory literature and composition course. Focus works, including novels, short stories, poems, and drama, have been selected for literary quality, and for their place … Continue reading

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