The Renaissance

(2 pages)
Previewing page 1 of actual document.

The Renaissance

Introduction and background of the Renaissance

Lecture number:
Lecture Note
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Hist 158 - EARLY MODERN EUROPE Lecture 3

Unformatted text preview:

HIST 158 1st Edition Lecture 4 Outline of Last Lecture I. Science, Technology and Exploration (cont’d) a. New science b. Discovery and Exploration of the World Outline of Current Lecture I. The Renaissance a. Crises in the 14th Century b. Age of Republics c. Humanism Current Lecture I. The Renaissance a. Crises in the 14th Century i. Famine- starting in 1315 and continuing until 1322  unusually wet spring/summers followed by a harsh winters 1. Crops were destroyed and animals starved 2. Overall lack of food ii. Plague- arrived in Europe in 1340s with Genoese galleys 1. Carried by Italian merchants from China 2. A third of Europe’s population was lost iii. Why did Italy recover so fast and become the heart of the Renaissance in the 11th century? 1. Death rates were a little lower than the rest of Europe 2. Merchants started venturing out to buy spices and modern products from the Middle East a. Very dangerous treks to obtain these luxurious products b. Italy was a central location for trading c. In the 1250s small towns grew into commercial cities called communes b. Age of Republics i. Emergence of new social classes with the new cities These notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor’s lecture. GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes, not as a substitute.

View Full Document

Access the best Study Guides, Lecture Notes and Practice Exams