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Cianci- Greenstein

The Italian Renaissance

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Grandi the class considered the "old rich" in Florence- nobles and merchants who traditionally ruled
Humanism Philosophy stressing human dignity, individualism, and secular values
The de' Medici Family Extremely wealthy patrons of the arts who ruled Italy through out the Renaissance
Francesco Petrarch "father of humanism", 1307-1374, popular poet and philosopher of the time
Leonardo da Vinci exhibited the Renaissance ideal of the universal person- painter, sculptor, mathematician, philosopher, scientist, engineer, inventor, etc.
Studia Humanitatis a liberal arts program focusing on the study of grammar, rhetoric, poetry, history, politics, and moral philosophy
Popolo Grosso literally means "fat people"- the emerging new rich class in Florence that consisted of bankers, merchants, and guildmasters
Despotism a form of government in which a single entity rules with absolute power- common in the city-states of Renaissance Italy
Dante Alighieri 1265-1321, pioneered many advances in the field of literature and Humanist philosophy
Giovanni Boccaccio 1313-1375, taught by Dante, Humanist leader and pioneer, famous for his Decameron
Mannerism artistic style that developed around 1520 and is notable for it's intellectual sophistication and natural qualities
High Renaissance 1450-1527, period in which art and sculpture reached their full maturity
Civic Humanism Humanist system in which public service and individual virtue were emphasized
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