The Renaissance “Movement of creativity in art, writing, and thought” Means rebirth and lasted from 1300-1600 Bring back the classic culture of Greece.
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The RenaissanceMovement of creativity in art, writing, and thought Means rebirth and lasted from 1300-1600 Bring back the classic culture of Greece and Rome Instead of bringing back a culture the Renaissance created a new way of life Creating new art, literature, architecture and an emphasis on the individual Celebration of the individual
Why did the Renaissance Start?The Black Plague People wanted to celebrate life and the human spiritQuestioning institutions during the Middle Ages, especially the Church, feudalismFall of Constantinople last link to Greece and RomeRise of Italy the center of the Renaissance
Rise of the RenaissanceItalys RoleNorthern Italy becomes the center of the RenaissanceLarge population of people came from Constantinople to live in Italy The people brought culture from classical Greece and Rome into the areaPlague kills off the back bone of the feudal system in Italy, the peasant population
Renaissance in Italy ContinuedTrade during the Crusades led to growth of large city-states in ItalyCities allowed people to meet and share ideasEarly 1300s plague hits Europe killing 60 to 75 percent of the populationVery high merchant class in ItalyRich history of Greece and Rome in Italy
Rise of the merchant class and the Medici familySmall city-states in Milan and Florence allowed more people to be involved in political lifeMerchants believed in individual merit not entitled to nobility because of wealth or familyThe Medici family was a powerful banking family that could fund a revivalMedici family Controlled Florences governmentMedici family valued ancient Greece manuscripts and thought and in turn created a new way of lifePetrarch considered the father of the Renaissance