Abstract:This thesis will take the early Renaissance (14th - 15th century) in Europe as the background to give an introduction about the inevitable rise of Renaissance in Italy. The first part will be the introduction of the overview, content and influence of the Renaissance, Then the historical significance will be given to overthrow the situation described before. Finally we will conclude in the significance in studying this subject.
To give a further analysis on the European Renaissance, the fundamental impetus turned out to be the rapid development of commerce. The analysis will be made in three aspects to show how the economic driving force--the most fundamental force--became the premise of economic development, and the manifestation of economic development as well as its influence. From above we may raise these following questions: why did the Renaissance rise in Italy but not in other countries? Why was it inevitable for the Renaissance to rise in Italy? What was the stimulating factor? What was the driving force and how did it promote the rise and development of the Renaissance?
Key words: renaissance; Italy; businessmen