The Renaissance. Beginning of the Modern World. The World Before 1500 AD. Major Trade Routes Silk Road (China’s Pacific coast to Mediterranean Sea) Arabs controlled most overland routes (ex. Saharan Routes) Hanseatic League controlled Northern Europe’s coast and Black Sea
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Beginning of the Modern World
Major Trade Routes
What was it?
When was it?
– Lasted from 1300–1600 AD
Where did it start?
Humanism: (Seen in the writing and literature)
Investigating the motion of the arm
Organs of a Woman’s Body
“DAVID” – biblical figure
“Sistine Chapel” – In the Vatican
Pope commissioned Michelangelo to paint a giant fresco on the walls of this chapel in the Vatican (head church in Rome)
The Creation of Adam by Michelangelo, found of the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel
Michelangelo’s The Last Judgment in the Sistine Chapel
Masterpieces include Mona Lisa and The Last Supper
Studied botany, anatomy, optics, music architecture, and engineering
Made sketches for flying machines and undersea boats
Talented sculptor, engineer, painter, architect, and poet
Sculpted the Pieta and statue of David
Painted huge mural to decorate the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in Rome
Humanist and poet
Wrote sonnets in Italian and Latin – 14-line poems
--Executed by Henry VIII in 1535
-- “The Prince” examines how rulers can gain and keep power
--By 1500, 40,000 titles printed and between 8-10 million copies