What changes in Europe led to the Renaissance By: Cameron Kimble // Period…
What changes in Europe led to the Renaissance By: Cameron Kimble // Period:3
The growth of trade and commerence
A New Economy The increase in trade led to a new kind of economy. During the Middle Ages, people bartered, or traded, goods. By the Renaissance, people were using coins to buy merchandise, creating a money economy.
Some merchants and bankers grew very rich. With their abundant wealth, they could afford to make their cities more beautiful. Wealthy patrons commissioned (ordered and paid for) new buildings and art.
11th century, the Crusades strengthened contacts between western Europe and Byzantine and Muslim cultures. Merchants brought goods and ideas from the East that helped to reawaken interest in classical culture.
What happened during the 11th Century
Growth of Humanism
Humanism first arose in Italy as a result of the renewed interest in classical culture. Many early humanists eagerly hunted for ancient Greek and Roman Artifacts
Francesco Petrarch went out to balance religious faith with an emphasis on individualism.
A new philosophy of humanism led to a spur interest in learning and a new fresh way of thinking
What happened after the new philosophy?
Humanists gave a big boost to the Renaissance, their thinking led to a massive growth in the Renaissance
The Renaissance sprang up into play at the end of the middle ages. The word Renaissance comes from the French word that means Rebirth
Middle Ages, changes were occurring that paved the way for the Renaissance. Trade and commerce increased.
By what time was the Renaissance coming along?
Setting the Stage
Power from the 1300s to the 1600s lay in three major areas: the city-states of Italy and the Papal States, the holy roman Empire.
What was the prosperous city?
The city of Rome was a prosperous and important city. It was part of an area known as the Papal States. These were territories in central Italy controlled by the pope
Territories were won and lost. Within the Holy Roman Empire, powerful princes ruled over smaller territories. The influence of the empire as a whole, however, was beginning to weaken,
What was the Renaissance
The Renaissance began in Italy in the 1300's and spread to other parts of Europe during 1400's and 1500's.
Renaissance lasted from 1300's to the early 1600's.
The aim of much Renaissance art was to show the Importance of people and nature.
What were the dates of the lasting of the Renissance
The Influence of Italian City-States
During the Renaissance, groups of guild members, called boards, often ruled Italian city-states.
The city-states' wealth encouraged a boom in art and learning. Rich families paid for the creation of statues, paintings, beautiful buildings, and elegant avenues.
The Renaissance began in northern and central Italy. One reason why it began there was the prosperity of Italian city-states.
Where did the Renaissance begin