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Business & Politics. By: Lorenzo, Hayoung, Valerie, & Sabrina. The Italian States. The lack of a centralized government allowed for city-states to develop. Milan Venice Florence . Milan. Located in northern Italy at the crossroads of the main trade routes.

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Business politics

Business & Politics

By: Lorenzo, Hayoung, Valerie, & Sabrina


The italian states

The Italian States

  • The lack of a centralized government allowed for city-states to develop.

  • Milan

  • Venice

  • Florence


Milan

Milan

  • Located in northern Italy at the crossroads of the main trade routes.

  • One of the richest city states in Italy.

  • The Visconti family established themselves as dukes of Milan.

  • After the last Visconti ruler died, Francesco Sforza became ruler.

  • Both these two family worked to build a strong government and made large sums of money through taxes from the government.


Venice

Venice

  • Became an international power because it linked Asia and western Europe.

  • It officially was a republic with a leader called a doge.

  • But actually a small group of rich merchants ran the government of Venice for their own interests.


Florence

Florence

  • Cultural center of Italy

  • The Medici family controlled the government from around themselves.

  • Savonarola was in power for a short period of timebefore government.


Machiavelli

Machiavelli

  • Niccolo' Machiavelli wrote the book The Prince.

  • The Prince is about how to gain and maintain political power.


Renaissance society the nobility

Renaissance Society: The Nobility

  • The Book of the Courtier explains what was expected if you were a noble.

    • A noble was born, not made. They were expected to have character, grace, and talent.

    • Noble needed to be a warrior and be educated.

    • Nobles needed to follow a certain code of conduct.


Renaissance society the peasants and townspeople

Renaissance Society: The Peasants and Townspeople

  • The Urban Society

    • Patricians: They dominated economically, socially, politically.

  • Burghers: Shopkeepers, artisans, guild masters.

  • Workers: Poor class. They earned pitiful wages and lived miserably.


Renaissance society family and marriage

Renaissance Society: Family and Marriage.

  • Parents arranged marriages

  • Dowry: was a sum of money paid to the family of the husband by the wife's family.

  • Father / Husband controlled the lives of everyone in the household.

  • Fathers had to go to court to free his children.This is when adulthood came about.


Key terms

Key Terms

  • Guild: a type of trade association

  • Apprentice: a young person being trained in craft

  • Capitalism: based on trade and capital

  • Commercial Revolution: New business methods and models


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