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Renaissance ZB

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Describe how Italy’s location contributed to the beginnings of the Renaissance. Italy had the perfect location
Name and describe the three classes in the Renaissance. Nobility-rich people who own land, Peasants- servants who work for nobleman, Clergy- popes, people who work in a church.
What did Savonarola dislike about the Medici leaders? How did he attempt to govern Florence when he was in charge? Savonarola didn’t like how the Medicis dressed like, and how they ate too much. He attempted to govern Florence by having strict rules, no fancy clothes,and make people put their belogings in a fire.
What were the major accomplishments of Cosimo and Lorenzo de Medici? Lorenzo was a good king and made friends with his enemies, he ruled well because of this, Cosimo loved literature and so he made a place where he put lots of art.
What is a courtier? A courtier is someone who spends a lot of time at the court of the prince and tries to gain the prince’s favor.
What are some of the characteristics of Castiglione’s ideal courtier? Some of the characteristics of Castiglione’s ideal courtier are being a skilled horse-man, a bold soldier, a good dancer, but the courtier has to be modest and he should NOT show-off.
Why did the popes decide to become patrons of the arts? The popes decided to become patrons of the art because they wanted to restore the glory of the church.
What is sprezzatura? A sprezzatura is an Italian word meaning the ability to make things look easy. “Never let them see you sweat”.
Why did Michelangelo leave Florence? Michelangelo left Florence because he thought that Piero “the Unlucky” was a bad king so he left.
Why did Michelangelo’s Last Judgment scandalize some clergymen? Michelangelo’s Last Judgement scandalize some clergymen because they thought that there was too much nudity.
What did Michelangelo paint on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, and what problems did he encounter while painting? Michelangelo painted scenes from the Bible with some classical mythology and then clergymen told him that they thought that there shouldn’t contain nudity, he got back and neck aches, and Julius kept rushing him.
How did people’s attitudes about music change during the Renaissance? People started liking music when they became more educated.
What is the Mass, and what type of music did a Renaissance Mass involve? The Mass is the Catholic church service that celebrates Christ’s Last service and sacrifice on the cross. It involved a choir.
What were common topics of secular music in the Renaissance? Some common topics of secular music are love songs, madrigals, and amusing stories.
What is a pavane? What is a galliard? What is the difference between the two? A pavane is a slow and formal. A galliard is a lively dance where there is a lot of movement.
What type of book was Cervantes making fun of when he wrote DonQuixote? He was making fun of romance and chivalry when Cervantes wrote Don Quixote.
What is a bard, and why is Shakespeare sometimes called “The Bard of Avon?” A bard is another word for a poet. Sometimes Shakespeare was called “The Bard of Avon” because a bard means poet and William was born in a place called Avon.
What was the single most important change in music to happen during the Renaissance? The invention of polyphony was the single most important change in the Renaissance.
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