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    Italian City-States Essay Florence, Venice and Genoa were the three most successful city-states during the Renaissance period. The Renaissance was a rebirth that occurred throughout most of Europe. However , the changes that we associate with the Renaissance first transpired in the city-state of Florence. The city’s strategic location, climate and leadership all made Florence a model of the Renaissance culture. These factors are what led me to my decision, that Florence was the most influential and powerful city-state. The city’s location was a key aspect for the access of agricultural products and various resources. Due to Florence’s nearby ports, it made it possible for resources and items like jewels, fabrics and spices to be reached.…

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    The Renaissance In Italy

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    Rome as “urban, cosmopolitan, and often republican Italian scholars and statesmen” believed it to be a reflection of their own experiences, instead of the “rural, feudal, usually monarchical values of Medieval Europe” (Bartlett, p. 5). Although the start of Renaissance in Italy can be accounted to the geographical location of the Italian…

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    Siege Weapons Tactics

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    was invented. An Italian architecture at the time, Leon Battista Alberti is considered the creator of the bastion when he realized that uneven fortifications, or if builders shaped defensives into complex configurations, would reduce the impact artillery shells had on a fortifications defenses. However, constructing bastions were expensive and not everyone castles by the 1500’s was equipped to deal with siege guns. Due to this, it would be wrong to state that this change of military warfare,…

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    The Duchess of Malfi takes place in Italy, during the 16th century. It begins in Malfi, or Amalfi, at the duchess’ court in the province of Salerno on the Western coast of Italy. The scene later changes to Ancona as well as Loretto, and interspersed throughout are scenes in Rome where Bosola reports to Ferdinand and the Cardinal. The play is believed to be set between the years 1504 and 1508, but spans several years as Antonio and the Duchess establish their family, all while keeping it a secret…

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    economic debacle known as “Risorgimento,” ‘The Resurgence,’ or simply the Italian Unification was one of the most important events in Italian history. It was successful in uniting the many independently controlled states into one unified kingdom known as Italy, and was influenced by many means including Camillo Benso, and Victor Emmanuel the Second. It took place for half a century from about 1815 to 1870 in the location of modern day Italy in the south of Europe. The Italian Unification was…

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    catastrophic consequences of attempting to start a war with France could have. However news from Sicily about a rebellions occurring led to Garibaldi changing course. Garibaldi arrived in Sicily and moved up through the state acquiring more recruits and people joined his growing army. Soon Sicily was in the hands of Garibaldi and entirely under his control. He then headed north, towards Rome. This greatly worried Cavor and Victor Emmanuel II. If Garibaldi attacked the French troops in Rome,…

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    History Of Pizza Essay

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    It is hard to believe that the first Pizzeria ever was opened in 1905 in New York City. A Naples immigrant by the name of Gennaro Lombardi opened the first pizzeria in lower Manhattan. Lombardi came to America at the age of 14, and began work in a bakery and a grocery store. He started by baking pizzas at the bakery he worked at, then selling them in the grocery. The owner of the grocery store was aging and decided to offer the store to Gennaro, at the age of 17 years old. After a while of…

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    From the streets of West Palm Beach, Florida to the streets of Torino, Italy. I never thought I would be fortunate enough to leave the United States, but I was wrong. The trip to Italy was an intercession class that would travel for 5+ cities in Italy. I thought to myself, “This is my last chance to travel abroad while I’m in college.” However, I ran into one problem, Money. I submitted a request to my scholarship to see if I could get assistance to pay for the trip. My scholarship covered the…

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    Italians and Their Untold Story of Migration Since the beginning of time and the early days of civilization for as long as we can go back into time there has always been higher powers that exert themselves with control over others. This supremacy over others constitutes to slavery and racism not only in our nation but the world as a whole from sea to sea throughout history. Slavery and racism has played a drastic part of our history as this practice preaches total control over…

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    Renaissance Over time, however, the ideas and influence of the Italian Renaissance spread to other areas of Europe. The "Northern" Renaissance refers to Renaissance art, architecture, and philosophy that took place outside of Italy. French Kings and nobles began to build bright pleasure palaces called chateaus instead of the dark fortress castles of the Middle Ages. Many chateaus had large landscaped gardens filled with statues and fountains. Dutch Dutch painters brought a new approach to…

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