Marco Polo and the Silk Road
The reopening of the Silk Road helped spark the Renaissance. It helped spark the Renaissance because when Marco Polo returned to Venice and told stories of his journey. As a result, people didn't believe him and became curious. I know this because in the textbook it states “At the time, many people didn't believe Polo’s stories. Some people thought he had never set foot in China! Over the years his reputation grew, however. Polo’s description made many Europeans curious about Asia.”(Holt 300). This proves that Europeans became curious of Marco Polo’s journey. To sum it all up the reopening of the Silk Road helped spark the Renaissance.
Italian Trade Cities (Florence)
This video is about Michelangelo and his paintings
Paper and Printing (Johann Gutenberg)
These types were used to make copies of books. The easiest type was the movable type because all they had to do was arrange stamps and stamp a couple of papers. The harder way was the process type because they had to hand write the book word for word, picture for picture exactly the same as the original copy.
Renaissance Writing (William Shakespeare)
William Shakespeare's writing reflected on the ideas of humanism. His writing refecled on the ideas of the humanism because Shakespeare thought each human being is important. In the text it states "The following passage reflects the Renaissance idea that each human being is important," (Holt 317). This evidence proves my answer to the question because this is from the text. Shakespeare's writing attracted such a wide audience because his plays were in English so everyone understood them. In the text it states "Readers around the world consider William Shakespeare the greatest writer in the English language," (Holt 316). This proves that he was an English writer so his plays were in English. To sum it all, Wiliam Shakespeare was know as one of the greatest playwrites to live.