Marco Polo

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  • Filippo Brunelleschi And Leonardo Da Vinci

    Leonardo da Vinci is and was a well know Renaissance artist and inventor who was well known for his perspective paintings. While he was not the first to discover this phenomenon, he still adopted and expanded on the idea and asked the question, how can I make a flat surface portrait resemble a realistic picture? Filippo Brunelleschi was the one who had a system of sizing objects on the painting, according to what he wanted the viewer to see or focus on. Leon Battista Alberti wrote a book about…

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  • Mongol Empire Dbq Analysis

    As empires rise and fall, a select few leave their mark on history. Some are remembered as the unifiers and peacemakers, the ones who developed society for the better. Others are remembered as the destroyers, those who coveted power and glory enough to slay and destroy anything and anyone in their path. In the 13th century, the Mongols, a people from the northern steppes of Asia, left their mark on history under the leadership of Genghis Khan (McDougal Littel). Genghis Khan ruled the Mongols as…

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  • Effects Of Mongols On Eurasia

    and vice versa. The Mongols also maintained the roads needed to conduct this trade and used their army to protect the roads from bandits. The Silk Roads connected the world in a way that had never truly been done before. Italian merchants like Marco Polo traveled to China and opened up trade relations that made Italian trading cities incredibly wealthy. This wealth flowing into Europe was directly responsible for the rise of the powerful, educated, and art-obsessed cities that formed the basis…

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  • The Mongols

    The Mongols were a nomadic people who grazed their horses and sheep on the vast, treeless plains, of Central Asia. Rival Mongol clans spent much of their time warring with one another. In the early 1200s, however, a brilliant Mongol chieftain united these warring tribes. This chieftain took the name Genghis Khan, meaning “Universal Ruler.” Under his leadership, Mongol armies swept to triumph. In the 13th century CE the Mongols created the largest connected land mass empire in the history of the…

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  • Ap World History Comparative Analysis

    Between twelfth and fifteenth centuries there were similarities in culture and types of power due to trade. Starting from the Middle East through West Africa, and China are connected through trades. In the Americas, Mesoamerica and South America, there was systems of tribute and trade within region. Each civilization was brought together in some way, whether it was their beliefs or keeping balance in society. In a way trade ties together the different societies that developed independently in…

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  • Effects Of The Trans Continental Trade

    The period of 1000 – 1500 C.E. was a very tumultuous and transformative time, but as the world was changing, it was also coming closer together. The trans-continental trade, travel, and the exchange of ideas between cultures began to emerge as commonplace. Both the Indian-Ocean and the Sub-Saharan trade routes grew in popularity due to many factors, these factors having both positive and negative effects on Eurasia and the African continents. The interactions that occurred between peoples and…

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  • The Mughal Empire: Nomads Of The Asian Steppe

    Nomads of the Asian Steppe: The steppe is a vast piece dry grassland- the western one runs from Central Asia to Eastern Europe and the eastern one covers Mongolia. Nomadic people roamed the steppes herding their animals. Clans of nomads often interacted with settle societies through trade; however, sometimes weak settlements were raided by strong nomadic clans. • Pastoralists: pastoralists were nomads who herded domesticated animals and were constantly on the move in search of pasture for their…

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  • Kripke Causal Theory Of Name Essay

    Essay #2 Assignment When it comes to names in philosophy, there are many different arguments and views for how names should be dealt with and in what situation. Linguistic tokens, such as names and referential terms, have been the center of philosophical questions into the nature of reference. In his book, Naming and Necessity, Saul Kripke outlines his causal theory of reference for names. Gareth Evans, who, along with many others, was not satisfied with Kripke’s causal theory, wrote, The Causal…

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  • Persuasive Essay On Asbestos

    Asbestos has been used for centuries. It was known for fire resistant properties even back in Greek and Roman times, it just wasn't called asbestos back then. Marco polo in fact wrote about a magic rug that was cleaned by throwing it in the fire, it is now thought this was a woven asbestos fibre mat. Slaves in roman times used to wear a shirt that was also cleaned by throwing the shirt in a fire, however the Romans also noticed that the slaves that were wearing the magic garment were dying of a…

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  • Dbq How Barbaric Were The Barbarians Essay

    Empire, so Halperin would have much more access to numerous resources regarding the Mongols. Marco Polo wrote an account that states that they were also able to develop a messaging/writing system written in yam - their language. There were various posts where messengers would receive a post and continue to pass it down the trail (Doc. 8) This is actually quite similar to the American pony express. Marco Polo worked as an ambassador for Kublai Khan, meaning that he would have a great…

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