Mr. Oberholtzer Name World History & Cultures Date Pd. The Italian Renaissance The Rebirth of Classicism in the West Birth of the Modern World Prelude to the Renaissance



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Mr. Oberholtzer Name______________________

World History & Cultures Date___________Pd.__________

The Italian Renaissance
The Rebirth of Classicism in the West
Birth of the Modern World


Prelude to the Renaissance

The Middle Ages

Early—(500-1000) Reorganization after fall of Rome

____________________-system of social relations (lords, serfs) based on land tenure that provided order and stability to the people of Europe. Obligation held society together and warfare was constant, but low level and personal. Feudalism organized Europe in a power vacuum where there was no

__________________________-the only authority that held Europe together was the Catholic Church. It was the most powerful force in Medieval society.

High—(1000-1200) height of Medieval Culture

1215-________________________-1st restriction on government power; basis of constitutionalism

Late—14th century calamities-_______________________, _________ Years War, social dislocations due to social and economic stress paved way for major change!

Crusades

12th Century military operation initiated by Pope Urban II to win back the holy land for Christianity. 7 major crusades in all! Most were dismal failures!

Opened trade links with Middle East, Central Asia and beyond; led to an economic boom in Europe and a powerful merchant class




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