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Unformatted text preview: elite o European powers were expanding rapidly Britain defeated, co-opted Indias local powers, eclipsing and isolating Mughals Habsburg empire, Russia, and France conquered Ottoman lands, undermining sultans role as protectors of Islam Common causes for decline-Growth of maritime trade after 1500s marginalized Ottoman, Safavid empires-Economic growth failed to keep up with mounting costs of modern weaponry-Unexplained stagnancy of population o Limited use of American crops o Loss of territory in 1700s-Cultural conservatism? o Limited interest in European science o Resistance to printing press o...
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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.
- Winter '08
- World History