3-26-07 Notes - The Renaissance The Renaissance starts so...

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The Renaissance The Renaissance starts so much earlier in Italy than it starts in Europe. It takes almost a century for the ideas and actions to get to Europe. Renaissance re-naissance - “rebirth” Rebirth of ideals of classical civilization Humanism with and emphasis on the “individual” Civic Humanism = civic spirit Jacob Burckhardt The Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy (1860) Rome was mostly an Urban city system, instead of the manor system that most Europe had. 14 th Century Italian Peninsula Duchy of Milan ruled by dukes Visconti Family (1311-1447) Sforza family (1450-1494) Ferrara ruled by d'Este family (1240-1597) Republic of Florence 1293 – new constitution known as Ordinances of Justice (dominated by popolo grasso ) formed new Republican government. Executive power vested in the council of elected priors known as the signoria grandi – patrician class of nobles popolo grasso – wealthy merchant class
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This note was uploaded on 03/30/2008 for the course HIST 1025 taught by Professor Fjbaumgartner during the Spring '07 term at Virginia Tech.

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