Houghton Mifflin Social Studies
Lesson at a Glance Outline

Chapter 12, Lesson 4: Renaissance in Northern Europe (pp. 329-333)

I. The Spread of Ideas

II. Ideas and Ideals

    A. Northern feudalism was stronger than southern, and northern nobles and royalty became the patrician families, not wealthy businessmen.

    B. Northern humanists combined studies of ancient Greece and Rome with Bible studies. Some now came to question interpretations that the church had put on the Bible.

III. Achievements

    A. Many northern artists expressed religious themes in their work.

    B. Realism was important to the humanist writers of northern Europe.

    C. The northern Renaissance also made great advances in medicine.

Back to Lesson at a Glance


You may download, print, and make copies of Lesson at a Glance pages for use in your classroom, provided that you include the copyright notice shown below on all such copies.

Copyright © 1999 Houghton Mifflin Company. All Rights Reserved.