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#1 Renaissance/Trade

Eastern Hemisphere eastern half of the globe
Empire a state that conquers other territories or people and then rules them
State a body of people occupying a definite territory and politically organized
Western Hemisphere western half of the globe
Humanism movement during the Renaissance during which scholars studied the classical texts of ancient Greece and Rome
Renaissance rebirth of classical knowledge, “birth” of the modern world
Sonnet Poem with 14 lines, usually in iambic pentameter with a definite rhyme scheme
Compass an instrument that indicates direction by using a magnetic needle
Exchange trade, the giving and taking of one thing in return for another
Maritime relating to navigation or commerce on the sea
Porcelain fine grained ceramics (also known as "china")
Silk Road trade routes from Asia to the Mediterranean Basin
Textiles cloth, woven fabric
Trans-Saharan trade routes crossing Africa’s Sahara Desert
Leonardo da Vinci This multi-talented Italian artist, painter, inventor, sculptor, architect and mathematician was the ultimate Renaissance man
Niccolo Machiavelli This writer of the Renaissance believed that the key to gaining and maintaining power was to not let oneself be restricted by moral principles
Michelangelo This artist, most famous for painting the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, was also a magnificent sculptor and architect
Erasmus leading Christian humanist
Shakespeare Renaissance writer of plays & sonnets
Cultural Diffusion the process by which a cultural item spreads from group to group or society to society.
Ottoman Empire Found on three continents (Asia, Africa & Europe); famous for conquering Constantinople, and trading in coffee & ceramics
Mughal Empire Found in northern India; famous for trading textiles, spices & bringing Islam to India
Aztec Empire Found in central Mexico; famous for trading corn, and for practicing human sacrifice
Inca Empire Found in South America; famous for building roads
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