Marco Polo and the Silk Road
The Silk Road helped sparked the Renaissance. The Silk Road helped sparked the Renaissance because it allowed for more opportunities to allow trade between Asia and Europe which allowed new goods to be acquired. "The polos saw many amazing things in China. For example, the Chinese used paper money in addition to the coins that Europeans used" (Holt #9). This evidence shows that Marco and his family saw many new things that fascinated China and intrigued him a lot. All in all, the Reniassance was sparked because of the Silk Road reopening.
Italian Trade Cities
Greek and Roman ideas
One of the the Greeks and Romans ideas were statues of there gods upon or even on their buildings that were constructed.
The Greeks and Romans ideas about how to build their buildings shaped the way they looked and were all very similar to each other.
When building they always had these blueprints which helped them build there buildings well and were the reason why their buildings always came out the same or relatively the same each time they constructed their buildings.
The Greeks and Romans also admired their statues of their gods and always made sculptures and made art for their gods.
Leonardo da Vinci
This post describes the artwork that Leonardo made. He did many things such as engineering and mathematics. He was a Renaissance man which meant that he was very curious and he was one of the most talented people of all time.
This video shows and explains that Michelangelo was a very good artist and painter. Although he was a very good artist he was very coky about his work.
Paper and Printing
The printing press had a huge affect on literacy. It had a huge affect on literacy because it produced more books in less time which made people buy books and want to read more because they're so interesting.
Williams Shakespeare writing reflected the idea of humanism. Williams Shakespeare's writing reflected on the ideas of humanismbecause he taught the idea that everyone has potential to do something great. Another reason why he was popular was because he wrote in English at the time and because his work was so good he attracted a huge audience. "Shakespear was such an important writer that he even influenced the English language. He invented common phrases such as fair play and common words such as lonely." (Holt #317).This evidence shows how Shakespeare's writing caused such a huge audience and how the English language developed.All in all Shakespeare's writing caused the start of the English language.