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-Looks as if Religion is turning into a jokeMost important figures of Christianity go to Constance, GermanyCouncil of Constanceagree on only 1 pope at a time in Rome
Renaissance – Rebirth in interest of Ancient Rome & Greece (The Classics)-Some European Christians take a different look at lifeHappened in Italy firstItaly is most urban region, more cities in Italy than anywhere else10 largest cities in all of Europe, 7 in Italy5 most important citiesMilan-Italy’s most important city-Biggest city in Italy in 14thcentury-Dutchy, 1 man & family controlled whole city-Sforza – Duke’s family name-First Sforza was leader who controlled CondottaVenice-Made up of Islands on Adriatic-Has plenty of canals-Dodge of Venice– head of state-Elected by a committee of men-Gets the job for life-Marries once a year-When Dodge gets married, he drops ring in Adriatic sea-The Dodge marries the Sea-The sea offers protectionFlorence-Republic-Located in center of country-Beautiful women and Brilliant men-Has best artists and architects-Many Family Banks-Medici– biggest family owned bank in all of Florence-Had branched banks all over EuropeRome-Theocracy-Pope is head of state-Papal States– land all overNaples-KingdomItaly is the most happening place during the RenaissanceItalian language based on Latin languageCity that had most influence of Italian Language – FlorenceTuscany– Region of FlorencePeople and Language called Tuscan3 people who shaped the Italian LanguageDante– Florentine writerPetrarca – Tuscan dialect writerBoccaccio
Francesco Petrarca-Born in Florence-Had a brother-Father sent both to Law school in South France-Decides that Law school is boring-They leave law school and return to Italy-Wanted to become a Tuscan writer like Dante-Writes Latin very beautifully-Brother becomes a Monk during time of plague-Francesco becomes first Poet Laureate-Humanist– About living to be a human, and expressing it in poetry-Known as the Father of Humanism-Invented the sonnet, 14 lines long, short and to the point-Fell in love with Laura, but she was already married-Wrote love sonnets everyday of the year to Laura-Laura dies of Bubonic Plague-Petrarca is the most important on Renaissance writersGiovanni Boccoccio-Born in Florence-Wants to get to know Petrarca-Wrote a book called Decameron-Collection of 100 short stories-10 guys for 10 days tells short stories-Uses short stories to bring people in his words-Wrote about Nuns and Priests sleeping with other peopleLeon B. Alberti-From Florence-Nothing in the world he couldn’t do-“The universal man”-Arrogant and concededNicolo Machiavelli– Florentine-Good education from father-Father taught him Greek and Latin-Was taught the Bible-Father got him a good job in government-Classics + Bible + Government experience-There was a change in government and he was thrown out-Lived in the Tuscan countryside-Dreamed of getting his job back for 20 years-Wrote a book called Prince-

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