MARCO POLO AND The Silk Road
The Silk Road and Marco Polo made a major impact on the start of the renaissance. The Silk Road had a great impact because of Polo’s stories he told to the Europeans about the goods in Asia. Soon then the Europeans were curious and wanted to get items from Asia, and this is how trade grew between Asia and Europe. Polo and his family also traveled on this route. They used this to travel to China, where Marco Polo became apart of the of the Chinese government. “Some of these goods came from India, China, and other lands to the east.”(page 298).
Italian Trade Cities
Leonardo da Vinci
Leonardo da Vinci was an apprentice for his master. He would do the final touches in his masters artwork. Until 1478 he left to set up his own studio.
Michelangelo was the first to experiment his sculptures before handing it off as an antique, so it has enough detail.
Focuses on Michael Angelo and his life. And how his artwork health impact the Renaissance and his life.
Paper and Printing (Johann Gutenberg)
The Guttenberg press helped make writing books easier and faster to print, so more people can read. This also let there be a chance to have the different books in different languages. The press also let people to have a higher chance in education.
Renaissance Writing (William Shakespeare)
William Shakespeare's writing reflected the ideas of humanity by showing that each human being is important. "The following passage reflects the Renaissance idea that each human being is important."(Holt 317). This shows that William Shakespeare used humanism in his plays and writing. In his writing he would use humanism, and using humanity will also interest many people to his work. "Ever since, people have enjoyed the beauty of Shakespeare's language and understanding of humanity."(Holt 317). This explains that people, poor or rich likes Shakespeare's plays. Willim Shakespeare's writing have interested many people because of his use of humanism.