HIST285_WK2_Outline

HIST285_WK2_Outline - HIST 285: Technology in Historical...

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HIST 285: Technology in Historical Perspective Department of History and Politics, Drexel University Prof. Lloyd Ackert Lecture 2: “Techniques of Commerce” I. Introduction - The Expansion of Commerce A. The waning of the courts II. Technology and Trade A. “Voyages of Discovery” -technology made the Europeans feel powerful/ advanced, along with their religious views being better. -“terrible trap”- arrogance that led to violence / rift in society. Superiority complexes still exist. US vs Portgual vs Robber vs Bank. Also racism can be traced back to technology and European superiority. B. Trading networks -Europe developed a board network, capitalism strived during this time C. Capitalistic, but not industrial III. The Dutch Republic A. The Dutch Golden Age 1. Natural resources – The Rhine river 2. Shipbuilding a. The Dutch Herring Buss - large volume and high quality products
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-very talented people came to the Dutch republic. Crafted people like diamond cutters, cheese makers, etc. b. The Fluytschip
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This note was uploaded on 11/17/2009 for the course HIST 285 taught by Professor Munns during the Spring '06 term at Drexel.

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