The Renaissance By Cassidy Phanthadeth

Marco Polo and the Silk Road

The reopening of the Silk Road helped spark the renaissance. Trade and new routes threw the Silk Road. People demanded more of the gold from Asia. Trade increased as the polos saw many amazing things in China. The polos were also fascinated by an unusual fuel source, which Marco later described:"It is a fact that throughout the province of China there is a sort of black stone."

Italian Trade Cities-Florence

Medici Family

On the top right Lorenzo de' Medici was the head of the family that dominated Florence, survived a 1478 assassination plot that took the life of his younger brother Giuliano. At the top left The Medici Bank, perhaps the most famous bank of Renaissance Italy, rose to the top rank of European financial institutions during the fifteenth century. On the bottom the Palazzo Medici was one of the first buildings commissioned by Cosimo de Medici, with its opening in 1460.

Rediscovering the Past

Greek and Roman classical ideas help shape the development of the Renaissance. The Greek studied humanity and liberal education which they saw as a way to bring out the best in each and every individual. It says that,"liberal education was a program of subjects that included philosophy, logic, rhetoric, grammar, mathematics, astronomy, literature, and drama." It brings out the smart educational preference of a person. In conclusion people needed their education or they wouldn't know anything at all.

Many European cities still have amphitheaters that served as arenas in which the Roman staged spectacles that entertained the population.

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The Pantheon is a building in Rome, Italy, commissioned by Marcus Agrippa during the reign of Augustus and rebuilt by the emperor Hadrian.

Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo's notes contained references on architecture and plans for cathedrals. Leonardo's studies in Milan commenced the examination of the various tools and instruments for building. This progressed into an area never studied. That and of the varying strengths of pillars, beams, and arches.

At the top left Leonardo da Vinci, Studies for the Dome and Lantern of Milan Cathedral, Codex Atlanticus, folio, facsimile, Veneranda Biblioteca Ambrosiana, and Milan. At the top right Leonardo da Vinci. Study of water wheel from notebooks of Florentine painter, sculptor, architect and engineering. At the bottom left Many people know da Vinci for his amazing flying machine but he was also an architect but not widely known, One of his most famous buildings is the Milan. At the bottom right Leonardo da Vinci's Architectural sketchbooks from Milan is threw the 1480s and 1490s detailed represention of a church interior in antiperspectival rendering.


Michelangelo was a brilliant sculptor, painter and architect, producing admirable and inspiring art works.

Paper and Painting

The picture on the left Johannes Gutenberg printed the first bible with 42 lines with the printing press. In the middle picture such screw presses were applied in Europe to a wide range of uses and provided Gutenberg with the model for his printing press. The picture in the right Johannes Gutenberg is generally thought to be the inventor of the moveable type printing press in the 1400s.

Renaissance Writing

William Shakespeare's writing reflect the ideas of humanism. William Shakespeare believed in humanity and his plays and poems then lead to humanism. On (holt pg. #317) it explains Wm. Shakespeare's believe in humanity then leading to humanism. Sense Shakespeare's poems and plays were so famous it attracted many people. This happened because people enjoyed the beauty in Shakespeare's language and Wm. Shakespeare's understanding of humanity. In conclusion the work of William Shakespeare had been translated into many languages and that leading to his Renaissance spirit living on.

"Love me or hate me, both are in my favor... If you love me, I'll always be in your heart... If you hate me, I'll always be in your mind." - William Shakespeare


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