The Renaissance By Uriel Torres

Marco Polo and the Silk Road

The reopening of the Silk Road helped sparked the Renaissance by helping increase trade with Asia. Marco Polo helped this by creating interest in Asia. "Polo's description of Asia made many Europeans curious about Asia. As their curiosity grew, people began to demand goods from Asia"(Holt 300). This proves that Marco Polo helped increase trade with Asia. In conclusion, Marco Polo helped spark the Renaissance.

Marco Polo
Map of Marco Polo's route
The Silk Road

Italian Trade Cities-Florence

Medici Family

The Medici family focused on making their city more beautiful.Bottom Right:Medici Palace.

Rediscovering the Past

Greek and Roman classical ideas help shape the development of the Renaissance by reintroducing humanism and reintroducing their type of artwork. "People began studying other subjects besides religion"(Document 1). This let people focus on the humanities. This help start the Renaissance.

Architecture in the Renaissance

Leonardo da Vinci

A list of Leonardo Da Vinci's inventions. It also has a biography on him.The inventions include his arial screw, armored car, and more.


Focuses on his life.

Paper and Printing - Johann Gutenberg

Bottom right: printing press,rest:movable type

Movable type helped print books faster and with less effort.It helped the Renaissance spread to new places.

Renaissance Writing - William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare's writing reflects the ideas of humanism by representing the idea that human are important which is one of the reasons that he had a wide audience.

O romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo? - Romeo anD JuLiet
Famous playwrights by William Shakespeare

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