Western civ overview - Christianity uses Rome to spread,...

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Western civ overview History is about change Summer, Babylon, mid east: beginnings of national organization Professionalism Beginnings of global trade (even before empires) Near-centralization (for individual cities) Europe mostly unified, centralized gov’t
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Unformatted text preview: Christianity uses Rome to spread, model for organization Dark ages: fragmentation Church in charge (sort of) Rise of nobility, feudalism (therefore decentralized) Europe introverted (cut off from Med, Mid East) High middle ages: Europe begins to recover Rise of universities Return of the urban (sort of) Interest in outside again Violent: crusades Economic: Venice Early modern: basis for nation-states Centralized power makes a come back Economies more vibrant Strong return of urban life & philosophy First steps towards a world we would recognize...
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This note was uploaded on 04/21/2008 for the course EUH 2000 taught by Professor Beats during the Spring '08 term at University of Central Florida.

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