The Renaissance

Marco Polo and the Silk Road

The Silk Road sparked the renaissance because when Marco Polo went to china and back it made Europe more interested in other cultures which made Trade more of a daily thing.

Italian Trade Cities

Medici family

The Medicis contributions were mostly to rebuild Europe to its fullest. The Medici family hired arctitectures to rebuild palaces and houses. And they improved on Trade.

Rediscovering the past

Greek and roman classic ideas help shape the development of the renaissance because the art was very realistic. Greek and roman art were very realistic, and europe was studying the anatomy of the human body. Also when they found lostculture f the romans they were exited to find classic culture.also they added deaf to their art, like the romans the art was realistic(doc 3). That's how Greek and classical ideas Haley shape the development of the renaissance.

Leonardo de Vinci

Leonardo de Vinci was an out standing engineer in his time. Making blueprints to his many inventions were ignored because they language back then was Italian. Later de Vincis blueprints were examined ad proven that they work.


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Paper and printing

The printing press and movable type would look like something like this and was easier to print books

What Johann Gutenberg did was that he wad printing easier. The wooden block was smaller and was more easy to handle. The printing press was easier to manufacture.

Renaissance writing (William Shakespeare)

Shakespeares writing reflects the ideas of humanism and attracts audiences. Shakespeare reflected on humanism because he stated more or less 7 stages of life. Baby, baby life, toddler, pre teen, teenager, adult, and elderly. What he states is that when your old, you depend on others to take care of you like a baby. And also thought that humans are like plays experiencing life in their own way. Shakespeare also attracted audiences because the plays were funney. Also that they have interesting story and mostly everyone went to them. Shakespeare's plays were funney, even on the sad parts. That's how Shakespeare attracted audiences and reflected humanism.

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