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The Renaissance. Questions Causes 1. Explain why the Renaissance began in Italy. Politics 2. Identify and define the types of government in Renaissance.

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1 The Renaissance

2 Questions Causes 1. Explain why the Renaissance began in Italy. Politics 2. Identify and define the types of government in Renaissance Italy. 3. Define “balance of power” and explain why it developed in 15 th c. Italy. 4. How did the Renaissance see the rise of modern diplomacy? 5. Were Renaissance Italian states strong or weak? Explain.

3 The Italian City-States, ca 1491

4 Florence The “Chain Map” of Florence, 1470s

5 The Medici Lorenzo de’ Medici, the Magnificent ( ) Cosimo de’ Medici, the Elder ( ) – 1 st of the Medicis Giulio di Giuliano de' Medici ( ) – Pope Clement VII

6 Types of Government 1. communes  became type of oligarchy (merchant oligarchy)  overthrown by popolo 2. republics  est. by popolo  overthrown by condottieri 3. signori  ex. condottieri

7 Types of Government  signori + merchant oligarchs est. princely courts Palazzo Ducale, Urbino (mid-15 th c.) Palace of Federico da Montefeltro, condotierro & lord of Urbino


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