Title of Paper
Joseph J. Green
Northern Arizona University
Respond to the items below. Be sure to give reasons and examples to back up any claims you make.
----What city was the birthplace of the Renaissance?
----Why was this city important in the genesis of the Renaissance?
Florence was the birthplace of the Renaissance
Wealthy upper and middle class (KHAN)
Eastern trade (academia)
Internationally recgonized currency (academia)
Giotto di Bondone – naturalistic approach (getty)
Medici family was ruling at the time, they had art interest (RICE)
When they first took over, they amassed the largest liberary in europe and invested in art (RICE)
The artists supported by Cosimo included Ghiberti, Brunelleschi, Donatello, Alberti, Fra Angelico, and Ucello. (RICE)
Respect of the individual (KAHN)
Encuraged humanism (KAHN)
Literacy rate high, center of humanist learning (ACADAMEY)