Academic Research Journal of
History and Culture
Academic Research Journal of History and Culture
Vol. 1(1), pp. 15-21, January, 2015.
THE AGE OF CELEBRATION
Charles E.J. Moulton
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Accepted 11 December 2014
More than in any other historical era, we find that the aim of the
Renaissance is to redefine humanity, rediscover the human experience.
Thereby, knowledge and gluttony walks hand in hand here. Accordingly,
celebration, self discovery and knowledge coincide during the 16th
century Renaissance. High culture, humanism, literature and architecture
along with the excessive enjoyment of food and beauty signify the era,
but always in connection with self discovery. Man rediscovered himself;
his passion was a reaction due to medieval asceticism. He could dwell in
his own glory. Not only was the sacred word important. Creativity was,
as well. Moreover, so was folly. The Renaissance man was a celebratory
individual. He was an intellectual, a gourmand as well as a gourmet. He
was self-confident, passionate, brash, eager to learn and eager to drink
as many pints of mead as possible. He was one of a kind, a Uomo
Cite This Article As: Moulton CEJ (2014). THE AGE OF CELEBRATION. Acad. Res. J. Hist. Cult. 1(1): 15-21