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History 104 Prof Farr Study Questions for Robert Marks, Origins of the Modern World , Introduction, Chapters 1-3 1. What is Marks’ thesis? (That is, what overarching argument is he trying to make in this book?) 2. What does Marks mean by Eurocentrism? What does it have to do with the `Rise of the West’ master narrative? What is wrong with this `master narrative’? 3. What does Marks mean by the `biological old regime’?
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Unformatted text preview: What were its major characteristics? 4. How does Marks describe the world trading systems before 1800? What role did China play within it? India? Europe? 5. Why is Europe’s military history important to its entrance into the Indian Ocean trading system? 6. Why was silver important to the global economy before 1800? How did this importance affect Europe’s position in that economy? Why?...
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