Marco Polo and The Silk Road
The reopening of the the Silk Road helped spark the Renaissance. The reopening of the Silk Road helped spark the Renaissance because Marco Polo was among these traders and people didn't believe his stories. In the text the author states that “Among these traders were a remarkable man from Venice named Marco Polo and his family” ( Holt 299). This means that when the Silk Road reopened Marco Polo was among the traders. In the text it states that “ At the time, many people didn't believe Polo’s stories. Polo’s description made many Europeans curious about Asia” ( Holt 300). This shows that people didn't believe Marco’s Polo’s stories but then after a while people made Europeans curious about Asian. In conclusion, the reopening of the Silk Road helped the Renaissance because Marco Polo was among the traders and people didn't believe him but them they got curious about Asia.
Itatlian Trade Cities - Florence
Leonardo Da Vinci
Leonardo Da Vinci was a painter, architect, inventor, and student of all things scientific. He still today is best known for his art. The last Supper and the Mona Lisa are his most famous painting , they were painted for a reason. You will read more about Leonard Da Vinci and his Early Life, career, his most two famous paintings, and about his training.
This video focuses on Michelangelo and Michelangelo artwork.
Paper and Printing - Johann Gutenburg
Johann Gutenberg developed printing press that used movable type. The Bible was translated into common languages because before they only had the Bible in Latin. The Bible was available for more people to read, so they began to learn how to read.
Renaissanace Writting - William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare's writting reflected the ideas of humanism because it reflects the Renaissance idea that each human being is important. In the text is states that " Ever since, people have enjoyed the beauty of standing of humanity" ( Holt 317). This means that people enjoyed beauty of standing humanity because Shakespeare's writting reflected ideas of humanism. Shakespeare's writting attracted such a wide audience because the people could understand what they were saying and the poor and rich could go and watch it. In the text it states " The works of Cervantes, Rabelais, and Shakespeare have been translated into dozens of languages" (Holt 317). This shows that all the work of Cervantes, Rabelais, and Shakespeare's has been translated in many languages for other people to understand. In the text is states that " London audiences of the late 1500s and early 1600s packed the theater to see them" ( Holt 317). This means that the whole theater was full of people to watch the play. In conclusion, Wiliam Shakespeare's writting attracted a wide audience and reflected the ideas of humanism.
" Doubt thou the stars are fire; Doubt the sun doth moves; Doubt truth to be a liar; but never doubt I Love." Shakespeare, Hamlet .