HIS109Y1 Lecture : The Italian Renaissance.pdf

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The rise of the money economy ate away at the barter economy. Italy - was different from the rest of europe. People had influence and as good merchantable cities. Means of communication would have travelled through rome. It was also an attraction for the martyr"s - faithful wanted to be there. Italy had some shallow feudalism imposed - however, it didn"t have deep routes. Feudalism wasn"t the final solution for italy - they had a much more flexibility. Italy - was an extremely unusual place - money economy, travel system. They would have advantages that they would capitalize on. Crusades - took advantage of them for the use of money. These would characterized larger italian towns in the south. Had trade and banking that made it rich. It grew rich and powerful because it made wool cloths that everyone wanted. Selling of high quality cloth made them rich. Florence had a monopoly for the wool within europe.

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