People who communicate using pictures and paintings. Highly valued in renaissance society
a person who uses his ideas to create books and stories. Highly valued in renaissance society.
A group of individuals who care about and for each other. Women were often responsible for looking after families needs.
A political and social system based on the granting of land in exchange for loyalty, military assistance, and other services
The renaissance flourished in city-states.
It is a city that is completely independent from other cities, with its own government and laws.
the area surrounding a city that helps to meet the needs of the people living in the city.
a soldier for hire; city states often hired them to fight wars
leaders of mercenary soldiers in Renaissance Italy who sold their services to the highest bidder
A government ruled by a few powerful or wealthy people
A form of government in which citizens choose their leaders by voting which is democratic.
Very rich and powerful banking family, who commissioned a lot of art. Exiled or killed their enemies.
The elected leader of the great council of Venice.
painting on a wall by using watercolors on wet plaster
a person who uses the power of reason to find the truth.
a well rounded person with a great deal of knowledge on many subjects.
Certain ideas that people trust are true
A gift of money or property paid at the time of marriage
Wrote the book “The Prince” and believed that people were “wretched creatures.”P
Someone who buys art and supports artists
creator of the printing press
drawing conclusions from physical evidence
A testable prediction, often implied by a theory
A hypothetical explanation of a natural phenomenon.
Belief that the Earth is the center of the universe
very light, airy; heavenly
A Roman Catholic tribunal for investigating and prosecuting charges of heresy – especially the one active in Spain during the 1400s.
A relation between one object an another usually in size
A technique in drawing and painting that shows objects as they appear to the eye
Cursing, profane; extremely irreverent
the science of the structure of the human body
“bonfires of the vanities”
Under the rule of Savonarola, bonfires were held to discard anything that was deemed to be an occasion of sin.
a religious order
3.5 ounces of gold used as currency in Florence
3.5 ounces of gold used as currency in Venice