history-Italian City-States

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how did Florence become the most influential city-state?
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banking, textile buisness (woolen cloth) and patronage; The Florentine coin called Florin became most respected currency
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What is the Florentine currency:
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florin
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Why were Italian city-states so rich and powerful?
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City states were governed by guilds. The city-states became wealthy from trade, collected taxes and made their own laws. Each city-state specialized in a commercial activity. Milan-metal/armour, Florence-Banking/cloth, Venice-Ships contolling trade routes for asian goods(spices, silk)
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What was the Renaissance and why did it begin in Italy?
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A time of rebirth/rediscovery of classical learning (science,medicine, art, literature, architecture). Italy was powerful because city states wanted to take power from the pope and church

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