The reopening of the Silk Road sparked The Renaissance. the prestige of trade routes, with the (now safe) with the help of the mongolians. Silk Road bringing goods and new knowledge from China to Europe and from Europe to China which allowed new good to be introduced. In the text it states “then in the 1200's the Monguls took over China. They once again made the roads safer for traveler's and traders.” which shows that the reopening of the Silk Road sparked the Renaissance because it allowed trading of new product again. This sums up why the Silk Road significantly sparked the renaissance.