Presentation on theme: "The Renaissance. Questions Causes 1. Explain why the Renaissance began in Italy. Politics 2. Identify and define the types of government in Renaissance."— Presentation transcript:
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.
The Italian City-States, ca 1491
Florence The “Chain Map” of Florence, 1470s
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
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
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