What was the role of the monasteries during the Middle Ages?

What was the role of the monasteries during the Middle Ages? According to the recorded lecture, what was preserved that impacted the subsequent Renaissance period. 2- Explain two (2) differences between the Italian Renaissance and the Northern Renaissance. Cite one, specific example (i.e. a painting, sculpture, architecture, literature, etc.) from each region to support your answer. 3- What is absolutism? Explain how the Baroque architecture and design of King Louis XIV’s the Palace of Versailles reflected 18th century absolutism. 4- Explain the impact the Portuguese explorers and colonists had on West African culture. Explain one tradition these cultures maintained after contact. 5- In your opinion, from the historical time periods covered thus far, do you believe colonization has a positive or negative impact on indigenous culture?Show more

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