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CH 13 Vocabulary

Silk Roads A 5,000 mile long ancient trade route that connect Europe to China
Humanism A way of thought that focuses on human beings and their potential for achievment
Marco Polo Italian trader who visited many places including China
Petrarch Italian poet who helped reintroduce the works of classical writers
Classical Learning study of ancient Greek and Roman texts
Renaissance A movement of great creativity in art, writing, and thought. The term means 'rebirth'.
Patron A person who encourages artists and supports them financially.
Perspective Technique that produces the appearance of three dimensions on a flat surface
Leonardo Da Vinci Italian artist who also excelled in astronomy, geometry, and anatomy. He is famous for the Mona Lisa and The Last Supper.
Michelangelo Renaissance artist who sculpted the statue Moses and painted the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in Rome
Florence One of the most important and influential cities of the early Renaissance
William Shakespeare The most famous English writer of the Renaissance, author of Hamlet and Romeo and Juliet
Elizabethan Age The period between 1558 and 1603 when Queen Elizabeth ruled England
Johann Gutenberg Inventor of the printing press
Printing Press A machine that pressed paper against a tray of movable type
Vernacular A person's native language.
Created by: tritchie