Renaissance Essential Knowledge
How did the Crusades stimulate trade between Europe and the Muslim Empire?
What were the economic foundations of the Italian Renaissance?
Trade promoted frequent contacts with the Byzantine and Muslim Empires.
New Economic institutions developed.
How did the Northern Italian cities benefit from their geographic location?
Served as trading centers for the distribution of goods to Northern Europe.
How did the Italian city states achieve importance and develop politically?
They served as trading centers for the distribution of goods to Northern Europe.
What were Machiavelli's ideas about power?
. Supported absolute power
. Maintains that the end justifies the means
. Advises one should do good when possible but evil when necessary
How did the arts and literature of the Renaissance differ from those of the Middle Ages?
Renaissance are and literature focused on individual and worldly matters along with with christianity.
Who were the Prominent artist and writers of the Italian Renaissance ?
Michelangelo: Artist of the Sistine Chapel Ceiling and Sculpted David
Petrarch: created poetry and was a humanist