Great Ideas of the Renaissance by Trudee Romanek

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These mercenaries usually had no personal ties to the region or master they fought for, though many fought to the death. By the late 1500s, hand-held firearms such as this pistol (top) had been developed from larger guns and muskets. It was perfect for close fighting. A pistol of the 1800s (bottom) differed only in the firing mechanism. 28 Contract Killers The solution was to make the steel stronger, The Condottieri were a well-known group which made it heavier, and so it was only of mercenary leaders who were like generals.

This cross plowing left more places for the seeds to take root and grow. Clothing The upper classes in the Renaissance wore bright garments of fine wool and linen or sometimes silk and velvet, whose pieces were tied together with laces or ribbons by their servants. The middle classes tried to copy the upper-class clothes. The lower classes wore clothing of coarse linen or New farming techniques introduced in the wool in their natural colors since dye was Renaissance resulted in more crops. This expensive.

Still others struck one to 12 not available until the 1600s, starting from midnight after they were brought over and noon, as modern from America. clocks do. Very few of the early Renaissance clocks In northern Europe, people had minute hands. drank beer they had brewed. In the south they drank local wine. Both of these drinks Once clocks kept track of the hours, the workday were safer to drink than could be measured and the water, which was often people could make contaminated and could cause serious illness.

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