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Renaissance italy

Renaissance Italy

http://www.kmkz.com/jonesj/gallery/renaissance%20italy%5B1%5D.jpg

Note: All other images are from Microsoft clip art


Why it s important
Why It’s Important

  • humanism- belief in the importance of people

  • Renaissance- French word meaning “rebirth”

  • people became interested in the world around them


The italian city states
The Italian City-States

  • Italy- center of Renaissance; made of independent city-states; wealthy from trade

  • powerful families took control and ruled

    • gained loyalty by having parades & entertainment

    • built churches & palaces

    • schools made to educate rich boys


City life
City Life

  • merchants & shopkeepers live above their shops

  • rich large houses w/

    courtyards

  • most people were poor

  • piazza- central square (buy goods, see parades, talk to friends, etc)


City life1
City Life

  • marriages were arranged (did not marry for love)

  • men wore tunics & tights

  • women wore flowing dresses

  • rich wore bright colors


Florence
Florence

  • Renaissance began here

  • Lorenzo de Medici- ruler (in 1478)

    • nicknamed “the Magnificent”

    • made Florence center for art and learning

http://www.abm-enterprises.net/medici.jpg


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Florence

  • Savonarola- monk who overthrew the Medicis (1494)

    • got rid of parties, gambling, horse-racing, etc.

    • supporters burned paintings, books, fancy clothes, & musical instruments

    • hanged 4 years later for heresy

      (for falsely claiming to see religious visions)

  • Medicis returned to power

http://www.tracts.ukgo.com/images/savonarola2.jpg


The papal states
The Papal States

  • Popes lost power

    • acted more like political rulers than church leaders

  • Rodrigo Borgia became Pope Alexander VI in 1492 by bribing cardinals

    • made an army; lost land

    • died in 1503

http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20101102233060/assassinscreed/images/b/b7/Rodrigo_Borgia.jpg


Venice
Venice

  • Renaissance ‘arrived’ late in the 1500s b/c Venetians looked to Constantinople for art and literature

  • Venice had canals

    • business district called The Rialto


Venice1
Venice

  • ruled by wealthy merchants

    • controlled the Council of Ten, who decided guilt or innocence

    • choose official ruler called the ‘doge’ (had little power, controlled by Council of Ten)


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