Trade And Commerce during the Renaissance

Essay by CrazyBonz2000Junior High, 7th gradeA+, April 2003

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What is Trade & Commerce? Trade and Commerce played an excellent role during the Renaissance. First, trade and commerce is Society, trading goods across the borders and other things like that. Second, trade and commerce is power, if you had power, you had it all made out for you. Last but not least, trade and commerce also played a role in your status. Renaissance depended on trade and commerce a lot of the time in their lives.

Society was something to worry about in the Renaissance period. Why, because trading goods was the only way to get something you wanted from another place. Unless a shop keeper or a barterer has the item you wish for, trade was the only other option you have to get your item. In towns, the most trading often took place. Travelers stopped to rest in towns and may have the item you are looking for.

So if you lived in the Renaissance period where would you want to live if you where a Trader?

Power, the more powerful you are can make you become a great successor. If you had power you could have it all. However Feudal Lords with power in numbers, such as armies and other things, where becoming less needed in the Renaissance period. Now, since war was over, people now focused on wealth. Soon, wealthy merchants started a new class of power and became the powerful ones in the Renaissance period. Wealth was power.

Status, status is your level in achievements and other things. If you where in a guild you could raise your rank by your status. If you where higher in rank in the guild you could have a better over all status because people could come to you for answers. Guilds where starting to dominate...