Hum Hist 2 ho 3

Hum Hist 2 ho 3 - Human History Week 2, lecture 1 Global...

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Human History Week 2, lecture 1 Global exchange 4/6/10 Convergence: germs 16th-17th century sees same forces of convergence at work as in previous 50,000 years, but approaching tipping point: the processes aren’t scalable Global exchanges begin around 1500: people, other animals, plants, microbes New plagues in Eurasia—1660s outbreaks famous from Samuel Pepys’ diary, Daniel Defoe’s Journal of a Plague Year (XXX) Tens of millions die in Eurasia New development: integration Eurasian and American disease pools Syphilis (the Great Pox) comes to Europe in 1495 Ferocious—Ulrich von Hutten’s 1519 description: Boils that stood out like Acorns, from whence issued such filthy stinking Matter, that whosoever came within the Scent, believed himself infected. The Colour of these was of a dark Green and the very Aspect as shocking as the pain itself, which yet was as if the Sick had laid upon a fire.
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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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Hum Hist 2 ho 3 - Human History Week 2, lecture 1 Global...

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