Renaissance Essential Knowledge

How did the Crusades stimulate trade between Europe and the Muslim Empire?

The Crusades stimulated trade by introducing Europeans to many desirable products.

What were the economic foundations of the Italian Renaissance?

The economic foundations of the Italian Renaissance are:

  1. Encouraging the use of banking
  2. Stimulating products of goods to trade
  3. Increasing demand for Middle Eastern products

How did northern Italian cities benefit from their geographic location?

Florence, Venice, and Genoa all had access to trade routes connecting Europe with Middle Eastern markets. They served as trading centers for the distribution of goods to northern Europe. And, were initially independent city states governed as public.