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lecture 9 - Mon. 1/29/08 Hist2B: lecture 9 Expansion of...

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Mon. 1/29/08 Hist2B: lecture 9 Expansion of Christendom - Main expansion towards the North and East, than towards Iberia (SW) - Church promoted Crusades against Pagans and Muslims, which lead to expansion in the Middle East o Goal was to take back the “holy land” (Jerusalem) from the Muslims o Expansion of power (political game) organized by the Pope o Unite people against a common enemy o Those who joined were told they would get land (new beginning) and Popes promised atonement of sins (forgiveness) o Crusades were a failure (goal was not achieved) Failed due to internal fighting in Europe, which is replicated in the middle east as well Muslim world united to fight off crusading armies o Long term historical consequences Opens trade with middle east Legacy of Islam vs. Christianity, even today The Americas How Eastern Hemispheres differed from Western in 1000 CE? - Economic-techno system was less complex than Eastern hemisphere o Lacked steel o No gunpowder o Few domesticated animals. Farming was highly developed, but few
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This note was uploaded on 04/16/2008 for the course HIST 2B taught by Professor Hämalaien during the Winter '08 term at UCSB.

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