Causes of the italian renaissance
Students will be asked to provide responses of about two or three paragraphs each to these questions.
1. Did ancient Greek and Roman history influence Machiavelli’s theories? Be sure to refer to direct examples from the text.
2. What were the main causes of the Italian Renaissance?
3. What were the reasons why Portugal and Spain played an active role in oceanic exploration, and what were their main accomplishments by the early 16th century?
4. Why did Henry VIII break with the Catholic Church and to what extent did each of his three children support his religious policies during their monarchies?