rebirth of classical culture
What does the period called the Renaissance refer to?
Crusaders brought back learning from the east.
How did the Crusades contribute to the Renaissance in Europe?
ancient Greek and Roman art
Which art had the greatest influence on Renaissance artists?
one in which nature is important
What is an example of a painting that was painted during the Renaissance?
Italian cities on the trade routes to the East became wealthy.
How did trade on the Silk Road help to cause the Renaissance?
People began to buy goods with money instead of bartering.
What economic change during the Renaissance made bankers more important?
Merchants traded their goods all over Europe.
Why did craftspeople become more important during the Renaissance?
Who would have made money hiring a painter to decorate the inner walls of the church?
City-states there became wealthy.
What is a major reason why the Renaissance began in northern and central Italy?
Who often held the most power in independent republics in Italy?
Which geographic factor contributed most to Italy's economic success?
They established universities
How did wealthy Italian families encourage learning?
worth of the individual
What is one thing that humanists believed during the Renaissance?
Which subject of study belongs to the humanities?
observe and experiment
What is one method that humanist scholars taught as a way to learn about the world?
a person's achievements
What is something that would be highly valued by a Renaissance thinker who emphasized individualism?