On the Causes of the Rise of Modern Western Civilization

-- Reflections on the Renaissance Movement

Authors

  • Cong Sha

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.54691/bcpssh.v22i.5365

Keywords:

Renaissance; Middle Ages; Western Civilization; Rise of the Great Powers.

Abstract

Thought is the precursor of action, and awareness is the driving force of action. From the exploration of China's path from artifacts - institutions - ideas to salvation at the beginning of the last century, it is clear that the emancipation and innovation of ideas are the root of the rise of great powers and the key to political, economic, scientific and technological development. In the midst of the unprecedented changes of the past century, the rivalry and games between the great powers have never ceased. Rethinking the reasons for the rise of Western civilisation in the modern era is undoubtedly of great practical and historical significance in exploring the path of China's peaceful rise. Based on this, this article focuses on the Renaissance movement from the mid-14th century to the 16th century. Through the stark contrast between the dark medieval period and the bright Renaissance, it draws out the important influence of the latter's intellectual liberation and innovation on the rise of modern Western civilisation in the political, economic, cultural, technological and other aspects.

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Published

2023-08-02

How to Cite

Sha, C. (2023). On the Causes of the Rise of Modern Western Civilization: -- Reflections on the Renaissance Movement. BCP Social Sciences & Humanities, 22, 213-217. https://doi.org/10.54691/bcpssh.v22i.5365