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December 4, 2007

December 4, 2007 - Midterm Review Important theme o Process...

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Midterm Review Important theme o Process of globalization o Rise of powerful economic centres (and their fall/relative decline) o Development of capitalism o Introduction to the discipline of history o ** Two will show up as an essay question Units o Foundation: Development of European Business and Commerce in the Middle Ages (476 – 1500) Focused on Central Middle Ages (1000 – 1300) and Late Middle Ages (1300 – 1500) Not backward: Important advances in business and technology o Europeans developed themselves but also borrowed from elsewhere (Asia / Middle East) Commercial Revolution in Central Middle Ages o Urban and rural aspects o Affects agriculture, manufacturing and trade o Important advances and expansion o *Laid the foundation for business development o Italian city states and northern France/Low countries have commercial evolution Long distance but indirect trade linking Europe, Asia and Africa o Indirect: Merchants from Western Europe not meeting face to face from far East but goods would
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