The Renaissance By: Kyle Syharath

Marco Polo and the Silk Road

Races: The reopening of the Silk Road helped spark the Renaissance. Chinese and Roman did business together about AD 1 to 200. A caravan route started in China and ended in the Mediterranean Sea. After that the Roman Empire and the Han Dynasty fell and the travelers were no longer protected by soldiers. Then the Mongols took over the Silk Road and was declined.

Italian Trade Cities


Medici Family

The Medici family was a family that had lots of wealth and wanted to make their city the best. Which was Florence they always had good and positive attitudes. Many of the cities tried to outdo the Medici's but they were the center of Italians art, literature, and cultures. They paid architects to fix the buildings and make it beautiful.

This was one of three monuments that represented how decorative they were
This was the Triumph of Fame one of there priceless piece of art
This was one of the banking systems that associated with the Medici Family


Rediscovering the Past

The Greek and Roman helped develop the renaissance by painting art. They described how people ( god or goddess) would be born and what they are. Artist and engineers built beautiful monuments or churches. That resemblances life back then and how each word or phrase in the Bible would be drawn and Jesus and the cross. It helped bring life to the people because of the art that was shown to them.


Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo was a great artist who painted the "Mona Lisa" and "The Last Supper", but he is also a engineer and was self- taught. Then applied his drawing and perspective skills to what he also had a talent at and started drawing blueprints on thoughts and new ideas that will soon be help to modern day.

Left : Here it shows a man working inside of a mill of some sort and would carry weights or something heavy that couldn't be transported by hand. Top right: Leonardo has built a military weapon during his 17 years working as a military engineer it was designed to shoot arrows far range. Bottom right : shows his flying machine believed to make people fly to see the beautiful rivers, villages, and a birds eye view.



This video focuses on his architect and how he had a very specific way of building and has his destiny to finish the building.



Paper and Printing

Top left : this was the Bible and was printed off the printing press so they writing wouldn't take lots of time just rearranging the letters and pressing ink onto the paper. Top right : this was an early production of the printing press in the 1500's and was just a start. Bottom: this was a re-production of the printing press


Renaissance Writting William Shakespeare

Why did Shakespeare's writings reflect the ideas of humanism?William Shakespear's writings reflected the ideas of humanism. Shakespeare's writings and ideas reflected humanism because he made his plays and books in vernacular, which was a language that everyone could understand. In quotes it says , "Shakespeare is responsible for more than 2,000 English words"(Holt 317). He had inspiration in his writing and his plays that soon he became viral and worldwide.

“Doubt thou the stars are fire; Doubt that the sun doth move; Doubt truth to be a liar; But never doubt I love.” ― William Shakespeare, Hamlet
“Men at some time are masters of their fates. The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves, that we are underlings.” ― William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar


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