Ottoman Empire

Ottoman Empire - Orientalism -Edward Said, Orientalism...

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What was the world historical  importance of the Silver Trade? -It was the first direct and sustained link  between the Americas and Asia -Transformed the 2 states of – Spain and  Japan – that controlled principal new sources  (Spain=unproductive; Japan = productive) -China (further enlarged what was already the  world’s largest economy). -Impact on the Ottoman Empire? Colonial-era painting of silver mine in Potosi, (now Bolivia) then a major global  source of silver and the largest city in the Americas.  Brutally hard work and poisonous exposure to mercury, led to thousands of  Native American deaths, even as the silver itself contributed to European splendor  in the early modern era. One Spanish priest referred to Potosi as a “portrait of  hell.”  
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                              The Global Silver Trade
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Unformatted text preview: Orientalism -Edward Said, Orientalism (1978). Starting point: Napoleon’s conquest of Egypt 1798. “Taking the late 18th century as a very roughly defined starting point Orientalism can be discussed and analyzed as the corporate institution for dealing with the Orient—by making statements about it, authorizing views of it, describing it, by teaching it, settling it, ruling over it: in short, Orientalism as a Western style for dominating, restructuring, and having authority over the Orient.” Said, Orientalism 3. Most basic definition: Eurocentric construction of the East within Western writing. Clip: Reel Bad Arabs ( Media Ed. Foundation, Dir. Sut Jhally, with Jack Shaheen, 2009 ) http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-223210418534585840#...
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