Hum Hist 2 ho 4

Hum Hist 2 ho 4 - Human History Week 3, lecture 1 The...

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Human History Week 3, lecture 1 The 17th-century crisis 4/11/11 16th-18th centuries combine forces that have operated since antiquity with new results Social development and energy capture in Eurasian core return by 1700 to levels seen around 100 and 1100 CE The five horsemen of the apocalypse ride again, but with different results Migration Steppe migrations continue—Afghans into Iran and India, Manchus into China But closing of the steppes by gunpowder armies in the 17th-18th centuries limits the nomads’ destructiveness Very different migrations take place from Europe and Africa to the Americas Disease Great merging of disease pools after 1400: smallpox, measles, influenza kill 75%+ of Native Americans; syphilis kills several million Europeans and Africans; new outbreaks of plague in Eurasia in 17th century State failure Spectacular failures of state power across Eurasia Manchu invasion of China in 1644 leads to many millions of deaths Mughal Empire in India in crisis after 1620 Sunni-Shiite wars in Iran
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This note was uploaded on 03/06/2012 for the course IHUM 69B taught by Professor Morris during the Spring '11 term at Stanford.

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Hum Hist 2 ho 4 - Human History Week 3, lecture 1 The...

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