Influence Of Florence

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How did florence gain leadership of Renaissance? The Renaissance (Rebirth) declined throughout most of the Europe. The renaissance is an Italian idea, and the Italian Renaissance generally covers the periods from the beginning of the 14th century to the end of the 16th century. And florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance. The artistic and economic changes that are associated with the Renaissance, first began in the Florence. Trade, crusades and the expansion of commerce in city states (11th and 12th centuries )helped florence a lot in economy. Geography also made florence a model of Renaissance culture because it was central Italy, agriculture thrived in tuscany and Lombardy and Florence conquered Pisa in 1406 (access to sea , expansion of trade) Medici Family (Ruler of florence during renaissance) Florence was a major financial Centre for around 60 years and was dominated by the Medici family. The Medici family were wool merchants and bankers and they became patrons of art and lie at the heart of the…show more content…
They studied the writings and works of the Greeks and the Romans and realized that earlier civilizations had lived differently. This new way of thinking was called Humanism. The defining concept of the Renaissance was humanism and was the philosophical backbone of the Renaissance .Humanism became quite popular during the Renaissance. The Humanists also had a great effect on education. They supported studying grammar, poetry, and history, as well as mathematics, astronomy, and music. Humanism relied on flexible thinking and being open to all of the possibilities of life and less concerned with the thinking of the past. The Florentine people were very proud of their form of government in the early 15th century. A place that respects the opinions of individuals, and individualism was an important part of the Humanism that thrived in Florence in the 15th
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