The Renaissance By: Mia Janzen
Marco Polo and the Silk Road
RACES: The reopening of the Silk Road. The Silk Road was mainly used for trading. Especially after the Mongols took over China. "Then in the 1200's, the Mongols took over China"(Holt 299). Marco Polo went to India and Southern Asia and spent 20 years. In conclusion it think the Silk Road sparked the renaissance because the Mongols opened the Silk Road again.
Rediscovering the Past (Greek&Roman)
Greek and Roman ideas helped shape the Renaissance existence by both their writings and their works of art. "Greek and Roman artists created pottery, sculptures, mosaics, and murals"(Document 2). Greece and Rome had different styles of art. So they had very a lot of different art pieces. In conclusion if the Greeks and Romans didn't have similar ajrt the Renaissance might not have been the same.