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Marco Polo and the Silk Road

RACES: The reopening of the Silk Road helped spark the Renaissance. The main thing that was revived was trade. "Trade between Asia and Europe increased"(Holt page 300). People became skeptical about Marco Polo going to Asia because he never mentioned certain things. In conclusion, trade grew because Marco Polo came back from Asia and he didn't tell people about traditions.

Italian Trade Cities

Medici Family

Rediscovering the Past (Greek and Roman)

Greek and Roman classical ideas helped shape the development of the Renaissance. The main reason is because people rediscovered

Leonardo da Vinci

This is the Mona Lisa


This focuses on the sculpture of David.

Paper and Printing (Johann Gutenberg)

These are the Printing press machines.

With the enhancement of printing, people wanted to read more. The Bible was a prime example of this. People had asked for the Bible to be printed in vernacular so more people can read it.

Renaissance Writing (William Shakespeare)

Shakespeare reflected ideas of humanism by using it in his play. In the text it states, " Ever since, people have have enjoyed the beauty of Shakespeare's language and his understanding of humanity." (Holt 317). This proves that Shakespeare used humanity in his plays and acts and stuff. Shakespeare's writing attracted other audiences because it is written in the common language and he made his own words. The text states, "He invented common phrases such as fair play and common words such as lonely." (Holt 317). This shows that more people were able to understand him better. In conclusion, William Shakespeare was well known for his writing that was easy to understand and also had humanism.

To be or not to be, that is the question- Shakespeare Hamlet

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