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Humanism
study of the Latin classics for moral education and insights into human nature. The revival of antiquity took the form of interesting archaeology, recovery of ancient manuscripts and the study of the Latin classics. Studied not so much to find God as to know human nature and understand a different historical context.
Northern Italy- How was the assimilation feudal nobility and commercial elites accomplished?
The larger cities won independence from local noble and became self-governing communes of free men in the 12th century. Local nobles moved into the cities and married into wealthy merchant families. This new class set up property requirements fro citizenship. By 1300 the republics has collapsed and despots or oligarchies governed most Italian cities.
Who ruled Italian city-stares in 1300? Signori or?
Despots or oligarchies
The Italian peninsula fell to outside invaders because?
They could not get together a defense for the peninsula.
Central components of the Italian Renaissance
A. Flowering of Renaissance individualism
B. Italians became enamored with their uniqueness
C. Very confident about their ability to achieve great things
Italian humanists stressed
study of classics for what they could reveal about human nature.
Unification of Italy in
1870
How did the leaders of the Church fell about the Renaissance?
During this time the Popes seized the chance to enhance their Churches and support artists and “men of letters” with great sums of money.
Machiavelli’s sole test of “good” government was
whether it was effective or not.