45+Week+7+Lecture+2 - Americas, 1491

45+Week+7+Lecture+2 - Americas, 1491 - IAS 45 Survey of...

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IAS 45 Survey of World History Week 7 Lecture 2: Instructor: Joseph W.H. Lough Phone: 510.219.6569 • email: joseph_lough@berkeley.edu Office Hours: Tues. 1-5 125 Stephens Hall GSIs: Rachel Brahinsky rbrahinsky@berkeley.edu Patrick Hazelton phazelton@berkeley.edu Johntell Washington johntell@berkeley.edu
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Review The Emergence of Capitalism in western Europe The Emergence of Capitalism outside of western Europe Why do we have such a hard time reading and comprehending St Thomas? What is Rabelaisian laughter and why is it so terrifying?
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Review Why did western Europe suddenly awake from its slumber? Why should Christ’s representative on earth not also be among the earth’s most savage princes?
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Preview Finish up Machiavelli Common Cultures in the Americas The Chavín in the Andes The Olmecs in Mesoamerica Cities as Sacred Centers Cities as Athletic Hubs Humans, Nature and Time A World of Social Distinctions
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Preview Common Cultures in the Americas The Decline of Urban Centers The Americas Andean States North American Connections 1491 Holmberg’s Mistake Why Billington Survived
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Preview 1491 How many are we talking about? Pleistocene Wars European Exploration and Expansion The Atlantic World First Encounters First conquests
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Why are the Americas so Politicized? History is History; Facts are Facts It is we who ask history to answer our questions; not history that begs us to pay attention to its story What are the questions we ask the Americas to answer? why was there a “people apart”? where did they come from? when did they arrive?
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Why are the Americas so Politicized? What are the questions we ask the Americas to answer? what would it mean: were native Americans all one common genetic stock? or not? did native Americans arrive in several migrations? or one? were native Americans more ancient? or more recent? did native Americans practice sustainable horticulture and animal husbandry? or not?
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Why are the Americas so Politicized? What are the questions we ask the Americas to answer? what would it mean: were the Americas thinly populated? or densely populated? were American cultures highly developed centralized hierarchical militaristic highly stratefied or not?
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Americas so Politicized? What are the questions we ask the Americas to answer? what would it mean: were the die-offs from disease far higher than previously thought? or far lower? were the invaders’ technologies and strategy more highly developed than the native Americans? was it European brutality and savagery that killed off the native Americans? or was it a simple, if tragic, quirk of genetics?
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