- 118 pages
After Rome fell, the Catholic Church replaced the crumbling imperial government with its own organization. For nearly a millennium, the people of the Europe became increasingly uneducated and illiterate. It seemed as though Western society had fallen into a deep sleep and forgotten its rich heritage.
The Story of the Italian Renaissance explores almost three centuries of rebirth and discovery across Western Europe: from the ground-breaking writings of Dante, Petrarch, Boccaccio, and the rise of Humanism, to the bold artistic and architectural revival of the High Renaissance years.
Delve into Da Vinci, Giotto, Botticelli, Michelangelo, and their timeless masterpieces that epitomized the spirit of Renaissance optimism and transformation.
Explore how the wealthy Medici family influenced the world today through libraries and academies.
Learn about the rise to power of Italian city-states such as Milan, Venice, Florence, and Naples.
This informative textbook offers review questions, further thoughts, and suggested projects at the end of each chapter to further explore the events, personalities, culture, and achievements of this incredible era. The book is full of color maps, photos and illustrations that help convey the liveliness and character of the Italian Renaissance.
- Print softcover - with lightweight, full color pages that learners can write on!
- FlexText - an ebook that matches the print version, page by page. Ebook pages allow for highlighting and note taking. Teachers will also receive access to an Instructional Strategies Toolkit in the Learning Site, packed with activities that can be filtered by communication mode, task type, grade, proficiency level, Bloom's Taxonomy, and more.