Its location brought lots of money through trade
Its mountains isolated it from other nations
The mild climate encouraged outdoor activities
Medici, partisans, Renaissance
Mandini, traders, Renaissance
Maroni, investors, Scientific
The Church was powerful and commissioned lots of art, architecture, and scientific experimentation
Rich city-states encouraged trade, art, and the study of humanities
There were low taxes, therefor people had more money to spend on art and education
New schools of philosophy
The printing press
More art schools were established throughout Italy
The Peace of Lodi meant that city-states could stop spending money on wars
One of the effects of the plague was that more people could attend school
The study of infectious disease
The study of anatomy
Martin Luther defending himself of the charge of heresy.
Martin Luther accusing the Church of heresy.
Martin Luther posting his 95 theses to a church door.
Tycho Brahe, super nova
Galileo, black hole
Kepler, super nova
Humanism, world, religion
Art, beautiful, the frightening
Humanities, classical Greek philosophers, religion
Life should be devoted to serving the lord
Life should be enjoyed, not suffered through
Education and religion are equally important to devote one's life to
He was an astronomer who said that planets move in elliptical orbits
He was an astronomer who said that the universe is heliocentric
He was an astronomer who said that planets have a gravitational pull
Contradicting the bible, punishable by death during the Inquisition
Contradicting the laws of physics, as expressed by Isaac Newton
Denying the existence of god, punished by burning the offender at the stake
An era when conquistadors explored "new worlds"
An era when the Church tortured and killed heretics
An era when the arts and humanities flourished
An astronomer who proved that there is no center to the universe.
An astronomer who invented the telescope and proto-satellite.
An astronomer who was forced to recant for saying that the earth spins and orbits around the sun.
People expressed an interest in democratic forms of government, demanding a stronger role in gov't
People began to see themselves as individuals, governed by laws of nature and science
Renaissance thinkers developed and spread the idea of free will
A movement that led to the sale of indulgences
A movement to reconquer Jerusalem in the name of Christianity
A movement that questioned the Catholic Church on issues of morality and authority
He translated the Bible
He edited the Bible to remove justification for slavery
He was the first to baptize people