Hum Hist 2 ho 1

Hum Hist 2 ho 1 - Human History Week 2, lecture 1 Opening...

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Human History Week 2, lecture 1 Opening the oceans 3/30/10 Historical cycles Jack Goldstone: “In short, the history of material life for most of the last 1,000 or 2,000 years has been one of long ups and downs but with little overall progress” ( Why Europe? p. 25) By 1st millennium CE, human development seems to have reached a ceiling in the Eurasian core: like all other animals, humans seem to have adapted to exploit one niche efficiently, and have been expanding to fill such niches across the world But after 1400 CE, this turns out not to be the case By 1400, much = consistent w hum soc having hit ceiling Disasters of 14th century followed by restoration of agrarian empires in Eurasian core In China, Ming dynasty (1368-1644) emerges out of civil wars as Mongol rule collapses In western Eurasia, Ottoman Turks emerge out of the fragmented Muslim core created by the Seljuk Turkish conquests in the 11th century In India, Muslim Sultans of Delhi take over Ganges valley in 13th century and then
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This note was uploaded on 05/03/2010 for the course IHUM 69 taught by Professor Morris during the Spring '10 term at Stanford.

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