The Renaissance Brisa Rios

Marco Polo and the Silk Road

The reopening of the Silk Road helped spark the Renaissance. The Silk Road helped the Renaissance by trading. Also the Chinese paper money and the coins Europeon used. Marco Polo was traveling all threw Asia and he also spent 20 years traveling. The Renaissance began in Italy.

Left: Marco Polo' s trade route Right: Marco Polo

Italian Trade Cities

The Medici Family

The Medici family can also be called the House of Medici. First it attained wealth and political power in Florence in the 13th century through its success in commerce and banking. Beginning in 1434 with the rise to power of Cosimo de’ Medici. The family’s support of the arts and humanities made Florence into the cradle of the Renaissance, a cultural flowering rivaled only by that of ancient Greece.

Rediscovering the Past

The Greek and Roman classical ideas help shape the development of the Renaissance. During the time of the Renaissance literature became popular from Ancient Greek and Roman writing that was lost. "Since Europeans thought these writings had been lost forever and they were excited by their return and began looking for Ancient text in Latin" (Document 3). In Addition the Renaissance is either based or changed art form Greek and Roman classical ideas.

Ancient Greek Art

Ancient Greek Writing

Ancient Roman Art

Ancient Roman Writing

Leonardo da Vinci

Leonard da Vinci was an Italian polymath, having been a scientist, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, painter, sculptor, architect, botanist, musician and writer. He later worked in Rome, Bologna and Venice, spending his final years in France at the home given to him by King Francois. He was a really hard worker that loved doing sculptures and painting.


Paper and Printing

Top Left: The movable type Top Right: The Printing Press Bottom Left:The Real Machine of The Printing Press Bottom Right: The Movable Type Letters

Renaissance Writing

William Shakespeare's writing reflected the ideas of humanitarianis. Humanism is the study of the humans.

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