The Renaissance By Gisela Guerra
Marco Polo and the Silk Road
The reopening of the Silk Road helped spark the Renaissance.The reopening of the Silk Roads had incredible impact on Europe. After centuries in the dark ages, where peasants lived in poverty and literacy was low , suddenly new wealth came flowing into Europe. The need for merchants to handle the import and export business created a middle class, and that money spread throughout society.
Italian trade cities
Cosimo de Medici valued education. After all,his banks needed workers who could read, write, and understand math. To improve education, he also built libraries and collected books. During the time the Medici family held power, Florence became the center of the arts and culture.
Rediscovering the Past (Greek and Roman )
Rediscovering the past of many ancient writing that Europeans thought had been lost. The precious work of literature that was the scholars from Byzantine empire that came to Italy. Many classical works came from Greek and Rome. During the Renaissance artists and architects were still around. On display were and are classical statues there. The Renaissance artists studies were these ancient statues and have tired to make their work similar to the artists work.
Leonardo dA vinci
It talks about his early life, his career,what he did and his later years in life as we know.
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