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38 Cards in this Set

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maul
heavy hammer
condotierre
a leader of mercenary soldiers in Renaissance Italy
cartoon
a chalk drawing that provides the outline for a painting
patron
someone who buys art and supports artists
carrara marble
the finest white italian marble used for sculpture
cistern
atank for storing water
trattoria
a simple restaurant
dowry
money paid to the family of a groom by the bride's family
accordance
agreement
stagnation
sluggish
topography
surface features of a region
hinterland
area surrounding a city
mercenary soldiers
soldiers for hire
oligarchy
government by a few powerful people
florin, ducat
gold coinsweighing about 3.5 grams
pile
a heavy beam driven upright into the ground to support a structure
republic
a state in which the citizens elect representatives to form a government
to patronize
to support
assasin
a murderer of a politically important person
to send into exile
to banish
reason
the ability to think and draw conclusions
old town
a term used to describe the original city centre of a european city
antiquity
early ages of hisory
renaissance man
a term used to describe a person skilled in many areas
dominican
a catholic religious order
vanity
a worthless pleasure
proportion
a correct relation among parts
perspective
giving the appearance of distance on a flat surface
blasphemous
showing contempt for sacred things
human anatomy
the science of the structure of the human body
eccentric
odd peculiar person
fresco
painted with water colour on fresh wet plaster
etcher
an artist who engraves a picture onto a metal plate and uses the plate as a stamp
woodcutter
an artist who carves a picture onto a wood block and uses it for a stamp
empirical reasoning
drawing conclusions form physical evidence
ether
an extremely pure refined substance once thought to occupy the upper regions of space
congress
collection
inquisition
a church court that tried heretics, peole who disagreed with church teachings