Rank selected Italian city-states in order of their influence in shaping a Renaissance worldview.
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Encyclopedia of the Renaissance
This six-volume encyclopedia includes nearly 1200 articles on the Renaissance as a period in history and as a cultural movement. The emphasis is on humanism and social conditions.
Grendler, Paul F., ed.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1999
Out of the Middle Ages
Annenberg Media, Learner.org
This website contains information about the end of the Middle Ages and the rise of the middle class and city-states.
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Chapter 3: The Italian City-States of the Renaissance
European University Institute
This website contains a chapter from an E-Book that gives background on the Renaissance and the evolution of the Italian City States. Detailed information is provided about the City States of Milan, Venice, Florence, Naples and Sicily.
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This website contains information about the Medici family members who lived from 1360 to 1537, as well as portraits, paintings and photographs of artifacts.
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