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  1. Italian Renaissance: Student Research

  2. Social and Economic History • Very Wealthy Italian Citizens whom supported the Arts by becoming Patrons • Upper Class Women were no expected to work. Had two options in life: Get married and do domestic work or Become a Nun • The Philosophy of Humanism is a very important social aspect was based off Classical Roman and Greek texts. Many Renaissance writer traveled and imitated classical works. • Art was a form of expression and capture religious and daily aspect of life during the Renaissance time period

  3. Work Cited • Victoria and Albert Museum- •

  4. Political and Democratic History • IN 1420, the Papacy returns to Rome with money to rebuild the city. (SparkNotes:Italian Renaissance (1330-1550): Timeline) • Started in Florence • Medici family controlled Florence throughout the renaissance • Appeared as a democratic government but in 1434 cosimo de Medici consolida took power for himself and his family. ( • In 1494, Savonarola ousted the Medici family and took control of the power. He then started to burn books to try to bring back the ‘medieval spirit’ ( • ‘When he called for a disposal of Pope Alexander VI, he was declared a hectic and was burned at the stake.’(

  5. Political and Democratic History • 1494,Ludovica Sforza gives permission to the French to invade Italy. • The invasion fails the French then goes against Ludovico and takes over Milan causing an ‘era of foreign competition for Italian land.’( • 1523, pope clement vii takes the throne, he is proven to be unfit for the throne by a series of bad decision. His bad decisions lead to the sack of Rome. • May 6,1527.The end of the renaissance. When pope clement vii said no when asked to grant the imperial army a ransom, the army attacks Rome. They took the city in just over 12 hours. This event is called the sack of Rome. (

  6. Intellectual and Cultural History  Changes in religious thought and institutions: Began to question church Secularization of learning and culture : Art focused on nudity and often depicted pagan scenes  Scientific and technological developments and their consequences: Galileo Galilei proved that the sun was the center of the universe disproving the church Major trends in literature and the arts: Man is center of the universe Intellectual and cultural developments and their relationship to social values & political events  Developments in social, economic, and political thought, including ideologies characterized as “-isms,” such as socialism, liberalism, nationalism: Humanism the emphasis on human achievements Developments in literacy, education, and communication : Focused on math in paintings, Renaissance began secondary education  The diffusion of new intellectual concepts among different social groups  Changes in elite & popular culture, such as the development of new attitudes toward Religion, the family, work, and ritual: Family oriented society, marriages arranged to strengthen business ties  Impact of global expansion on European culture