Marco Polo and the Silk Road
The reopening of the Silk Road helped spark the Renaissance by a remarkable man named Marco Polo and his family traveling across the Silk Road. They traveled to China and Venice. “When the Polos arrived in China, they met with the Mongol emperor Kublai Khan. He invited them to stay in his court and even made Marco Polo a government official”(Holt 299). The Polos also traveled to Europe and discovered coal. His uncle and father stayed in China when he visited China and Southwest Asia. He spent 20 years traveling to Asia. When he returned to Venice no one believed him. Eventually they believed him and demanded more products from Asia. Trade between Asia and Europe increased.
Italian Trade Cities (Florence)
Leonardo Da Vinci
Leonardo Da Vinci had many interest. One of Da Vinci interest was inventions. One of most popular invention ideas was a Parchute. Sebastian Lenormand was also taken credit of. Da Vinci convinced the idea to make it official.
This video will talk about his paintings.
Paper and Printing (Johann Gutenberg)
The movable type in Italy helped with people that didn't understand a certain language they could use letters instead of trying to speak it. Also, it was mainly used for bibles.
Renaissance Writing (William Shakespeare)
How Willam Shakespeare writing reflected the ideas of humanism by each human being is important(Holt 317). This explains my evidence by how his ideas reflected humanism. Shakespeare writing attracted such a wide audience because it was written in English not Latin (Holt 317). This explains my evidence by this is telling why his writing attracted so much people.