The Italian Renaissance By: Carlos sanche

Marco Polo and the Silk Road

The reopening of the Silk Road helped spark the Renaissance. “Once the mongols came to power in China, merchants like Marco Polo began to use the Silk Road again. In China Marco Polo was welcomed by the mongol emperor. Marco Polo brought new things from Asia like coal. He spent 20 years living and traveling in Asia” (holt 299-300). This is stating that Marco Polo became good friends with the mongol emperor and brought new things from Asia back to his home land Europe. In conclusion, this is how the Silk Road sparked the renaissance.

Italian Trade Cities

Medici Family

The one in the middle is there "logo" the rest are pictures of the men

Redecovering the Past

Greek and Roman classical ideas helped shape the development of the renaissance. The people of the renaissance found ideas and hypothesis that they had been looking for. So once they found the ideas they decided to prove them. They also decided to learn more about the human body Instead of religion.

Leonardo da Vinci

In this article it states that Leonardo da Vinci was a renaissance man wich meant he was pretty good at everything or well rounded. It also says that some of his greatest paintings or why he is mostly known for if for his two most famous paintings, The Mona Lisa and the last super.


In the video it will talk about the Michelangelo from birth to the sisiline chapel.

Paper and printing

The photo on the right is a picture of johan. The one on the top right is a printing press. The one on the bottom is letters or stamps that the people would put ink on and start printing. The bottom right is people working the printer.

Thanks to Johan, by the creating printing press there were more books available wich allowed more people to read and learn not just the cleargy. The monks no longer had to write letter by a book wich really opened up their life.Renaissance writing

Renascence writing

William Shakespeare's writing reflected the ideas of humanism. For example in one story that he wrote it stated that "Each human being is important" (Holt 317). Humanist believed that each human being had value and potential. The reason Shakespeare's writing attracted so much attention was because he wrote it in the vernacular (Holt 317). Considering that he did it in the vernacular more people could understand that language so that's it attracted wide audience. In conclusion, William Shakespeare's writing was able to focus on humanism and attract a wide audience.

Romeo &a Juliet Left: Don't waste your love on somebody, who doesn't value it. The left Hamlet : Don't waste your love on somebody, who doesn't value it

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