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Unformatted text preview: Study guide for chapter 3 J.M. Blaut: The Colonizer’s Model of the World 1) What was the message that Blaut was trying to convey to the reader? What was the thesis of this chapter? 1) Define criss-­‐cross diffusion and explain the benefits that many cultures received in terms of technological progression? What significance does it play in the development of agriculture in different areas of the Eastern Hemisphere? 2) What does Blaut argue about the modes of production, urbanization, class structures, and systems of spatial exchange in different societies? What examples does he use to prove his argument? 3) What is protocapitalism and how does it relate to modern capitalism? Why does he use this term instead of capitalism? 4) According to Blaut, what factors lead to "protocapitalism" and what were some similarities and differences in the development of Asia, Africa and Europe? 5) Why and how did mercantile-­‐maritime cities and oceanic routes play a role in the evolutionary rise of capitalism? 6) Blaut claims that protocapitalism can be seen as a “single protocapitalist system”; what does he mean by this? And in what ways is this like the “single feudal landscape”? Key Terms: 7) Criss cross diffusion 8) Feudalism 9) Mode of production 10) Protocapitalism 11) Spatial Revolution 12) ...
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