Blaut Ch3 - Reading Guide The Colonizers Model of the World...

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Reading Guide: The Colonizer’s Model of the World, Chapter 3 – BlautKey Terms:-Criss cross diffusion: The complex of crops, animals, tools and ideas… developed in many societies simultaneously…and each new trait diffused rapidly to those other parts of the hemisphere in which such a trait was a useful innovation-Feudalism: the class-structured agrarian societies of Africa and Asia, as well as Europe-Protocapitalism: incipient capitalism, adolescent capitalism…the system as it existed prior to the two revolutionary transformations (agriculture and industrialism) which brought modern capitalism into existence… it exhibited most of the basic traits of capitalism. Trade vital. -Spatial Revolution: The period during which this system grew most rapidly in scale and intensity was the period duringwhich the technology of oceangoing shipping increased explosively-Mode of production: 1)What was the message that Blaut was trying to convey to the reader? What was the thesis of this chapter?

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