7 Hist Lec

7 Hist Lec - faster(early modern globalization Deepening global power imbalances cores and peripheries global division of labor New empires& the

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1/7/08 History Lecture -The birth of the modern world -Mass media, printing press -Rise of capitalism -Consolidation of the world system -Many modernities -Internal dynamics of individual societies in Asia, Europe, Africa, the Americas, Oceania An Age of Thickening Human Webs – 1000-1500 -Revival and expansion of long-distance trade across the eastern hemisphere -Intensified interaction within Eurasia and most of Africa -Cultural exchange: religious ideas, social customs, etc. Spinning the Worldwide Web – 1500-1750 - Transoceanic exploration and expansions - The peoples of the earth increasingly formed a single community, things happened
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Unformatted text preview: faster (early modern globalization).- Deepening global power imbalances: cores and peripheries; global division of labor- New empires & the rise of Europe- Ecological imperialism and the beginning of large-scale ecological degradation Questions What is an empire? What is the historical significance of empires? Can empires do good? What is power? Different forms of power? Why Europe? To what extent is it possible to speak of Europe’s global hegemony by the mid eighteenth century? What role did religion play in shaping the modern world? Role of individual agency in history? Most important historical figures of this era?...
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