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HIST 3460 4/13 class notes

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HIST 3460 4/13 class notes History 3460

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lectures notes from 4/13
Medieval and Renaissance Italy
Professor Gouwens
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history, history 3460, 3460, Italian History, Rome, roman history, fall of rome
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Date Created: 04/14/16
High Renaissance in Rome: a Cultural Synthesis  Florence is the intellectual center  By 1500 Rome is surpassing it  Ancient monuments overshadow more modern structures  In antiquity, Rome was drained by aqueducts o Malaria infested bogs o Not the best agro fields  Big urban centers in the 15 century were mostly in Italy  Rome has a weak central government  In Rome the population went from 50k-32k  By 1560 over 100k people living in Rome th  Rome population fluctuates a lot but by 16 century a country run by clerics also male dominated country  Very much ecclesiastically dominated  Issue of rival popes tearing apart the country/land/people  By 1419 the church is very weak after the pope issues have died down  After 1419 the papacy starts coming back  By mid century we get a renaissance in papacy  St. peter is seen as the first pope  Pius UU bulldozed his home town to rebuild a beautiful town devoted to antiquity  In 1464 he dies and Sixtus IV comes into power Sixtus IV  Involved in plotting the assassination of the Medici way back when  Popes have a big issue of having to consolidate power after much of it has been given away th Term: Papal States territories popes ruled over in the 13 century. A lot of the land was in central Italy Huss  has the idea that people should receive the body and the blood of Christ in mass. Blood was reserved for the clergy  Rome was able to centralize power which was a huge accomplishment  The church was the top landowner  The papal income was based on: o Revenue from the land o Taxes o Selling church offices  As Rome gets built up as a center of power, Sixtus had a fresco painted about his life.  It mirrored frescos painted for saints, and areas were left blank to be filled in later  In 1527 around 30 cardinals lived in Rome  150 people lived in dwellings with a pope  it mirrored a court where servants, cooks, humanists, poets, artists, etc. all lived together Pope Julious II  Most historians agree under Julius II that there is more cultural development  The pope prior, Alexander VI was not a good person o Well known for many love affairs o Patron of the arts  Brought Spanish artists into the city  Known for overindulgences (mostly sexual)  Poisoned (allegedly) a lot of people  Historians believe Alexander was poisoned by his own poison at a party (he intended to poison the guests but there was a mix up)  Alexander’s corpse was swollen and black  It couldn’t fit into the coffin so they put his body in a rolled up carpet and shoved him into the coffin  Julius hated Alexander IV o Well documented he bought the Papacy when Alexander died  Papacy goes to war against Venice for economic reasons  He re-conquers Bologna for the papacy  Becomes known as the warrior pope  Culturally he made Rome a magnet o Gets Raphael and Michelangelo to Rome  Brings in many roman humanists  Renaissance Rome  pope is the holy leader and also in charge of the ancient empire  Julius is compared to Moses and Caesar Leo X is the next pope  In 1516 Charles V becomes the king of Spain  In 1519 he gets elected as “Holy Emperor”  Politics are going to become far more difficult  Rumored Leo X (who is a Medici pope) was poisoned by the French  He dies suddenly  He is followed by Adrian VI, who was a safe candidate  However, he was not well liked and people hated him before he even started  He was old so he died a year later of natural causes


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