The Renaissance Marilena padilla
Marco Polo and the Silk Road
RACES: The reopening of the Silk Road helped spark the Renaissance because the Silk Road was provided with trade that had more goods and safer travel. In the text it said "As more goods became available, prices went down. People could buy more things and safer travel. In the text it said "As more goods became available, prices went down. People could buy more thing they wanted and not just needed . Trade increased, and new products appeared in the markets.Some goods came from India, China, and other lands in the east.
Italian Trade Cities
All of these trade cities are important because this is were different people with different cultures interact and they can also get lots of goods from Asia.
Florence was very popular because of its city of trade, but did you know that Florence sparked the Renaissance because that's were education and art was reborn.
The Medici Family
Leonardo da Vinci
Leonardo da Vinci was a "Renaissance Man" which means he was a very intelligent man. He was a painter,enlightenment thinker, and inventor. His inventions were air crafts, hull ships, etc., although he had great inventions he wasn't notices by them just because he didn't write the way they all did. Throughout everything he was still a very great and smart man.
Just like Leonardo da Vinci Michelangelo was know as a "Renaissance Man" because he was a painter, architect, sculptor, etc. Michelangelo was know for his great work in the Sistine chapel, the beautiful art work is painted all across the ceiling of the chapel. He also did a sculpture of Jesus and Mary which was an excellent piece, so very detail.
Paper and Printing
The impact on literacy
The impact movable type had on literacy is it spread fast so it was able to help people who can't read learn how to. Also it spread not just to Italy but in North Europe.
William Shakespeare's writing reflected on ideas of humanism because is showed that every person is important no matter if your rich or poor. In the book it states "Ever since people have enjoyed the beauty of Shakespeare's language and his understanding of humanity ."(Holt 317) When it says "people have enjoyed" (Holt 317)it doesn't just said royals or peasants it says people which means everyone, it doesn't matter if you were rich or poor. It also says " The following passage reflects the Renaissance idea that each human being is important." At the end of the paragraph it says everyone is important. Willian Shakespeare's writings attract such a wide audience because it was interesting in the textbook it says "Shakespeare wrote more than 30 comedies, tragedies, and histories." This says to me that he didn't just write one thing he wrote a variety of writings.