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Medieval And Renaissance Developments In Gunpowder, Artillery Changed Warfare - By Roy Stevenson - Winter 2010 - Vol 32, No. 1

Medieval And Renaissance Developments In Gunpowder, Artillery Changed Warfare - By Roy Stevenson - Winter 2010 - Vol 32, No. 1
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Some descriptions of battles.  Looks at the impact of guns and also the drawbacks of the new technologies.  Look at the sub heading "Occupational Hazards", there is some interesting information.

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The Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy - Festivals

The Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy - Festivals | Renaissance: The Medici Family; Soldiers; Festivals and Sports | Scoop.it
The Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy by Jacob Burckhardt, Part Five, Chapter Nine: Festivals. A public-domain document online here at the Medieval History site.
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This site looks at Renaissance festivals.  The language is difficult, but the information is okay.

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Popular Sports and Games of the Early Renaissance

Popular Sports and Games of the Early Renaissance | Renaissance: The Medici Family; Soldiers; Festivals and Sports | Scoop.it
What were the popular sports and games of the early Renaissance? Here are some highly popular ones that were played during the Renaissance for enjoyment and relaxation purposes.
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Good information on a few games - indoor and outdoor.

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Renaissance and Medieval Siege Warfare Tactics

There were many common seige tactics used during Renaissance. Mining or sapping, use of seige engines like the ballista or other types of catapults, plus many other tactics.
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Easy to read, well set out article on the weapons and warfare tactics of the Renaissance.

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The Medici Family

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This overview of the Medici family is clearly organised, with sub-headings. This is quite brief, a good starting point.

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The Medici Family - Facts & Summary - HISTORY.com

The Medici Family - Facts & Summary - HISTORY.com | Renaissance: The Medici Family; Soldiers; Festivals and Sports | Scoop.it
Find out more about the history of The Medici Family, including videos, interesting articles, pictures, historical features and more. Get all the facts on HISTORY.com
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This is a good brief overview, another starting point.  Tip: turn off the video and read the information - the video is a bit distracting.

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The Galileo Project | Galileo | Patrons | Medici Family

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A detailed overview of the history of the Medici family.

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Renaissance and Medieval Warfare with Gunpowder

How the use on gunpowder changed the Renaissance and Medieval war tactics. Advances in weaponry and the more effective use of gunpowder went hand in hand.
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An article with lots of good details on types of guns and cannons and how they were used.

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What Sports Were Played in the Renaissance Period? | eHow

What Sports Were Played in the Renaissance Period? | eHow | Renaissance: The Medici Family; Soldiers; Festivals and Sports | Scoop.it
During the Renaissance, aristocrats and peasants alike took part in sports. Among the upper class, sports were praised as helping to create an ideal gentleman with a strong body and keen mind. Among the peasants, sports were often a tool for developing a stronger sense of community. However, the rough and tumble sports the peasants played were...
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Good information on lots of Renaissance sports.  Don't get distracted by the ads.

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HISTORICAL INFORMATION: The Renaissance

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Warfare/Soldiers: Briefly lists the technologies affecting Renaissance warfare.  There is a link to Italian wars of the period, which explains each of the conflicts.

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The Renaissance: Weapons and Warfare by Chase Hollen, Eric Mccord, and Matt Bondi

View Video: Chase Hollen, Eric McCord, Matt Bondi 5/4/09 B3 World History       The Renaissance: Weapons and Warfare By Chase, Eric, and Matt B.               The Renaissance was a time of vast exp...
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Detailed article on weapons and warfare of the Renaissance.

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Arms and Armor in Renaissance Europe | Thematic Essay | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Arms and Armor in Renaissance Europe | Thematic Essay | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art | Renaissance: The Medici Family; Soldiers; Festivals and Sports | Scoop.it
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A look at the weapons and armor of the Renaissance.

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HISTORY OF THE MEDICI

HISTORY OF THE MEDICI | Renaissance: The Medici Family; Soldiers; Festivals and Sports | Scoop.it
HISTORY OF THE MEDICI including Merchant princes, Pater patriae, Florence, city of learning, Lorenzo the Magnificent, Piero and exile, The Medici and Tuscany
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A detailed account of the Medici family, including information on the end of the Medici rule.

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