The Medici Family and 15th-Century Italy

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What was the primary cause of the influx of wealth in Italy during the 14th to 16th centuries?

Expansion of trade into Asia and Europe

What was the contribution of the Renaissance in politics?

Development of the conventions of diplomacy

Who was credited by contemporaries for the 14th-century resurgence of learning based on classical sources?

Petrarch

What was the primary medium of exchange for artists during the Renaissance?

Patronage

In which century did the Renaissance originate in Florence?

13th century

What is the term used to describe individuals like Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo?

Renaissance men

What was a significant factor in the prosperity of Genoa and Venice during the early modern period?

The influx of luxuries from the Eastern world during the Crusades

What was a characteristic of Italy's social and political structure in the early modern period?

It was divided into smaller city-states and territories

What was the focus of Renaissance humanism?

The study of classical antiquity and human values

What was the cultural movement of the Italian Renaissance based on?

The study of classical works

What was the significance of Venice in the early modern period?

It was Europe's gateway to trade with the East

What was the result of the wealth generated by trade in Italy during the early modern period?

Large public and private artistic projects could be commissioned

Explore the rise of the Medici family, a powerful banking dynasty, and their impact on 15th-century Italy. Learn about the country's social and political structures, including city-states and territories, during this period.

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