Redefining the Renaissance Power Paradigms
This paper compares and contrasts the Renaissance philosophies of Machiavelli, Erasmus and Martin Luther.
“These changes would not be confined to Italy alone. Over the next three centuries they would spread northward and influence the entire European continent. These ideas, and the men who developed and refined them, would enable Europeans to venture beyond the confines of the Mediterranean Sea and discover new lands for conquest and exploitation. ”