Italian towns - The ideas of humanism :
1) In 1453 , Constantinople was overthrown and the Turkish empire took the place of the Eastern Roman empire
2) Many of the educated men who spoke Greek fled to Italy for safety .
3) Some of them brought their Greek books with them .
4) This increased interest among Italians in the ancient Greek Literature and Language .
5) So , Italian towns , were the first , to experience the ideas of humanism .