Renaissance 1

Renaissance 1 - Renaissance 1 DOCUMENT by: Bruce Schwabach...

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Renaissance 1 DOCUMENT by: Bruce Schwabach Subject: Mini-Lecture Part 1/ Gothic to Renaissance This chapter introduces the student to Italy. At this time Italy was a country, not unified, but a compilation of small city-states with surrounding territories. These areas were dominated by a city, for example the Duchy of Milan, the Republic of Venice, and the Republic of Florence. The political character of these cities or governments was an oligarchy, ruled by selected aristocrats. Rome existed as a papal state and as a secular state. The Pope was not only the spiritual leader of Europe; he was also a secular ruler. The special nature of Italy at this time allowed these small independent city-states to evolve into very powerful commercial and trading giants. Genoa, Pisa and Venice controlled the maritime lanes between Europe and the very rich East. As the guilds emerged in twelfth century France as powerful entities, so the same occurred in Italy. The guilds became major patrons of the arts as well as setting regulations, which controlled
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