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  1. 1. Renaissance: Beginnings <ul><li>Mongols reopen Silk Road </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Marco Polo visits China, returns to Europe, writes a book </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Causes people to want to go there and get Chinese goods </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Positives of Black Death </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No damage to farmland, goods, metals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>People are happy to be alive and spend money to erase memories of the plague </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ottoman Turks conquer Byzantine Empire </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Scholars flee to Italy with ancient texts of the Greeks and Romans </li></ul></ul>
  2. 2. Renaissance: Italy <ul><li>Major trading cities: Milan, Florence, Genoa, Venice </li></ul><ul><li>Florence wealthy from wool and banking </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Medici family were bankers with political power </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Hired artists and architects to make Florence great </li></ul></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Renaissance: People <ul><li>Focus on humans and their abilities and actions (humanism) </li></ul><ul><li>Machiavelli wrote The Prince </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Said rulers should be mean instead of nice </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Renaissance: Michelangelo <ul><li>wrote poetry, carved sculptures, painted ceiling of the Sistine Chapel </li></ul>
  5. 5. Renaissance: Leonardo da Vinci <ul><li>Sculptor, architect, town planner, inventor, engineer, mapmaker, painted Mona Lisa </li></ul>
  6. 6. Renaissance: Math/Science <ul><li>Square root symbol, plus sign, minus sign </li></ul><ul><li>Earth moves around sun </li></ul>
  7. 7. Renaissance: Across Europe <ul><li>People came to Italy to learn and spread ideas across Europe </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Northern Europe focused more on history of Christianity and less on Greeks and Romans </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Northern European artwork looked more real with more scenes from nature than Italian artwork </li></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Renaissance: Gutenberg <ul><li>Johan Gutenberg invents printing press with moveable type. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Learning spreads faster than ever before </li></ul></ul>

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