Marco Polo and the Silk Road
RACES: The reopeaning of the Silk Road helped Spark the Renaissance. The Silk Road reopening helped spark the renaissance because many different products went from east to south, which they could use to make the art. In the text it says," The Polos saw many amazing things in China. For example, the Chinese used paper money in addition to the coins that the Europeans used"(Holt, 299). This sentence means that the Polos saw many different things that they could trade the emperor. The Europeans didn't believe Polos descriptions of these thing so they demanded gooods from Asia and increased trade. In conclusion, trade increased because Europeans didn't believe Marco Polos Descriptions.
Italian Trade Cities - Florence
Races: The trading centers in Italy were important. These trading centers are Venice, Milan, Genoa, and Florence. They are important because they played two roles, one was poets on the Mediterranean Sea and the other was manufacturing centers. The ports on the Mediterranean Sea are Venice and Genoa. In the text it says" merchant ships brought spices and other luxuries from Asia into the cities harbors"(Holt 300). The main trade city was Florence. Florence was a banking and trade center. The cities wealthiest people gave there money to the city and that's how it's so wealthy. Most of the money went into education and art this is how the renaissance came.In conclusion, the trade cities are important because they support their city.
Leonardo Da Vinci
The article is about Leonardo da Vincis engineering masterpieces. It includes his flying machines. It also talks about his intelligence.
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Paper and printing
There was an impact that this put on literacy. The impact this had on literacy was that it made it easier for people to make more books.
Renaissance writing( William Shakespeare)
Races: William Shakespeare's writing reflected the ideas of humanism. He understood humanity, and he knew that every human being is important. In the text it says," The following passage reflects the Renaissance idea that each human being is important"(Holt 317). This means even in his plays he understood humanism. Shakespeare's writing attracted many people. They attracted many people because it was in vernacular/common language. In the text it says," London audiences of the late 1500s and early 1600s packed the theatre to see them"( Holt 317). This means that everybody loved his plays and books. In conclusion, everybody enjoyed Shakespeare's writing because he understood humanism.
"These violent delights have violent ends" - William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet