2011-09-28 -- Guns, Germs, and Steel

2011-09-28 -- Guns, Germs, and Steel - Montezuma’s Other...

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Guns, Germs, and Steel: A Meeting of Two Worlds History 108 Prof. November September 28, 2011
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Jared Diamond’s Question Why did Europeans (and Africans) colonize the New World and not the other way around? Answers: “Guns, Germs, and Steel” Geographic contingency Renaissance system of knowledge and production vs. Neolithic systems
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Neolithic Empires in the New World Maya (disappeared around 1350 AD) Aztec (conquered in 1517) Inca (conquered in 1533)
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Unformatted text preview: Montezuma’s Other Revenge • New World agricultural products dominate our diet – Potatoes – Corn – Tomatoes – Chocolate • Tobacco The MIDTERM • In class on 10/3 – You get a 0/100 if you don’t show up • Closed-book, closed-note • 40% Short ID; 60% Essay – You will pick 5 of 8 ID questions, 2 of 4 essay questions • The test will draw from the lecture notes AND the textbook...
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