Camorra, formerly a secret criminal organization of Naples, Italy, similar to the Mafia of Sicily. It was active from about 1830 until 1912. The Camorristi, as members of the society were called, terrorized people by extortion, murder, and other crimes. The Camorra had short-lived offshoots in the United States around 1900.
The history of Europe is the story of many different peoples and cultures. Some peoples lagged behind, while others surged far ahead in the development of social, intellectual, and political institutions and ideas.
Renaissance, in a broad sense, the culturally fruitful period of transition from the medieval era into the beginning of modern civilization in Europe.