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Italy: Birthplace of the Renaissance
1. the term used to refer to a period of new learning, art, architecture, science, literature and a revival of classical learning Renaissance 2. Classical refers to the culture of __ and ___ Greece; Rome 3. The Renaissance began in __ and gradually spread ___ Italy Northward This birthplace had 3 advantages: (a). thriving cities (b) wealthy merchant class and the remnants of Roman and Greek culture 4. The economy of Europe had been severely damaged by the ___ black plague Higher wages were demanded by surviving workers and little opportunity for expansion; wealthier people began to take more interest in ___ art
Politics was dominated by ___; Merchants Among them was a powerful banking family called the De Medici Who lived in the city-state of Florence 6. How did Cosimo de Medici influence politics in his city-state? He won control of Florences government by giving loans to the members of the ruling council 7. What allowed Renaissance scholars to be able to study the classical manuscripts of Greece and Rome? These manuscripts had been saved from destruction by the monastaries of the Byzantine Empire
8. What subjects are included in the study of the humanities? History, literature, and philosophy 9. How do we know that people of the Renaissance no longer were as concerned with offending God as they had been in the Middle Ages? The wealthy enjoyed material luxuries, good music, fine foods, wore expensive clothing 10. The word ___is used to describe a concern with the worldly and the here and now rather than the spiritual Secular People who financially supported Renaissance artists were called __ Patrons How did the wealthy try to demonstrate their own importance their own importance and wealth? By having their own portraits painted or by donating art to the city to place in public squares
11. What term is used to describe an individual who excelled in many fields and tried to master almost every area of study? Renaissance man/universal man How did Isabella dEste represent the model of a Renaissance woman? She supported the arts in her husbands court; she was skilled in politics; when her husband was taken captive in war, she defended Mantua and won his release.