Politics and the State in the Renaissance (ca 1450-1521)
A. High Middle Ages- beginnings of modern state
1. Sheriffs, inquests, juries, circuit judges, bureaucracies, assemblies
What were the differences from the North and South Renaissances?
The Prince- Niccolo Machiavelli
A. Italian renaissance politics
1. Secular and competitive
2. Parties fought for power, states
How did the medieval communes of Italy create the Renaissance?
A. Growing power of self-governing cities
1. Communes in N. Italian cities- 12th century
a. Associations of free men wanting political an