Rennaissance Governmment

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Rennaissance Governmment


The guilds in the Rennaisance became very wealthy and powerful. Guilds were groups of people that worked on the same thing. In guilds, Only skilled crafters could join. They laid down rules to control the quality of goods and services. Craftworkers and merchants had their own trade clubs also. Citezens in the Rennaisance Valued their own way of life but still had to obey their lords.They were not aloud to leave the landand they did not have many spots in the council.

Florence is where the Renaissance first began. Florence was known for its textile production as well as a banking center. One of the early architectural achievements of the Renaissance was the massive dome on the Florence Cathedral. Florence was ruled by the powerful Medici Family who used their money to support artists such as Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo.

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There were over 250 city-states including Venice, Florence, Milan, Rome, and Naples. Venice imported products such as spices and silk. Florence was concentrated in the hands of the seven great guilds. Milan was still a Middle Ages city focused on war and conquering Florence. Much of the city of Rome was re-built under the leadership of Nicholas V. Naples ruled much of southern Italy during Renaissance, became known for its music, and was captured by Spain in 1504.

Most city-states had at least 100,000 people each in the early 1300's.Milan, Naples, and Florence signed a peace treaty called the Peace of Lodi in 1454.The island city of Venice had become a powerful city-state through trade with the Far East.

Wood, Tim. The Renaissance. New York: Penguin Group, n.d. Staff. Renaissance Art. 19 May. 2015.


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Machiavelli entered the political service of his native Florence by the time he was 29. As defense secretary, he distinguished himself by executing policies that strengthened Florence politically. He soon found himself assigned diplomatic missions for his principality, through which he met such luminaries as Louis XII of France, Pope Julius II, the Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I, and perhaps most importantly for Machiavelli, a prince of the Papal States named Cesare Borgia. The shrewd and cunning Borgia later inspired the title character in Machiavelli’s famous and influential political treatise, The Prince


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