Worksheet for The Columbian Exchange - Worksheet for The Columbian Exchange Answer questions 1 and 6 and three of questions 2-5(answer five in total 1

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Worksheet for The Columbian ExchangeAnswer questions 1 and 6 and three of questions 2-5 (answer five in total).1. According to Crosby, how did the European discovery of the New World challenge the intellectual systems of Chistianity and Aristotelianism?Crosby begins his work with a look at the evolution of life in the Westernhemisphere and some of its very basic differences to that with which theEuropeans were familiar. He also addresses issues that faced sixteenth century Europeans in their attempt to integrate the Americas into their Christian and Aristotelian worldview, pointing out that: "The uniqueness of the New World called into question the whole Christian cosmogony." Both worlds had so different views, tradition and even some issues with religion. The task of categorizing the resources of the New World led to further questions for the Europeans: how to find a place, in their established hierarchies of man and nature, that would both satisfy the missionary zeal of the Church and the mercenary zeal of the Courts of Europe. These same questions and issues, and the consequences of some of the more Eurocentric answers, have in one way or another impacted both European and American societies for the last five hundred years.2. According to Crosby why is the frequency of bloodtypes important to understanding, as he would
put it, “the biological consequences of 1492.”Crosby emphasize that Indians are so different from the rest of people in the world . They differ almost in everything: color, height,

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