World History Chapter 5 Answers

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Significance of the Italian Renaissance
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significant because that is what helped shape the rest of Europe for years to come.
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Urban Society
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It was a set of wealthy city-states that had plenty of power from money and other powers
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Secular
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it created enjoyment for material things
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Instability
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Decline
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Leonardo da Vinci
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was the ideal Italian Renaissance man. He was a Painter, inventor and other things
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Milan
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a huge city state that had very wealthy people
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Venice
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a huge city state also
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Florence
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Francesco Sforza
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The last Ruler of Milan
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Mercenaries
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Paid soldiers who fight for the highest bidder
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Cosimo de’ Medici
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Lorenzo de’ Medici
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took control of the city in 1434
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Rome
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Where the mercenaries went
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Niccolo Machiavelli
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was the grandson of Lorenzo and he dominated Florence
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Dowry
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a sum of money that the wife’s family gave to the husband’s family
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Why were the Italian City-States so prosperous?
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they had many wealthy people backing them up and they funded the cities
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What was Machiavelli’s view on human nature
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He believed that one must strip the rights away from the people if they want to get the job done and to be successful.
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What did nobility mean during the Middle Ages?
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It meant very little
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What did nobility mean during the Renaissance?
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It meant much more
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Why was Leonardo da Vinci viewed as a model Renaissance man?
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because he was everything that came out of the Italian Renaissance. He was an artist, inventor, sculptor, architect, and mathematician.

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