07 - Reading Marks World History Lecture 9/19/07 I.) How...

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Reading Marks – World History Lecture 9/19/07 I.) How should we approach World History? 1.) Start in the present 2.) Use history to explain 3.) Identitfy and appraise dominant narr. 4.) constuct alternative II.) What was the world like in the 15 th century a.) commonalities- West vs. Rest b.) variations in internal org. c.) variations in external interactions III.) How did the 15 th century conditions influence i) European weakness ii) Search for access to Indian Ocean iii) Militarism Marks- we need to start in the present - how you read the present will dictate how you interpret the past - “we need to understand that the world is dominated by geopolitical states.” - Emphasizes that these interactions are dominated by G7 countries - Stresses that not only is the world dominated by a small amt of western countries and that inequalities have been increasing for a while - Inequalities have been promoted by western powers to exert primary power over other governments thru( IMF, World Bank)- using military power to extert power - Not enough to focus on western states dominace and that there are growing problems to this domination. -
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This note was uploaded on 04/06/2008 for the course HIST/MATH 79-104 and taught by Professor Rouse,katerina during the Fall '08 term at Carnegie Mellon.

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