1. Oct 23: 1 paragraph Why question for big
2. NYT quiz Nov 6, coverage of Nov 2-5
Class this Friday: Professor Kent Guy, expert in
Ming and Qing China
Coffee Hour, Oct. 30, 2 p.m. Suzzallo cafe
European Maritime Empires, 16th & 17th
Lecture 9: Capitalism and the
Expansion of Europe
Christopher ColumbusGenoese weavers son
Eurasia & Africa in contact with the Americas
Atlantic civilizationbarrier to link
European imperialism in Americas
Ecological & Cultural Excha
Africa & the Atlantic World:
The Rise of the Plantation
Forced labor most productivei.e., slaves.
Pop. not self-sustaining: Eu managerial staff & Af.
workforce sustained by constant stream of new pop.
Agricultural enterprise org
Europe Before European Hegemony
Middle Ages 7001350
Effects of Crusades and Rise of
New weapons: crossbow
Lecture 7: Empires of the Americas at the
Time of Contact
Late 15th c., Western Hemisphere,
90/112 (25) million people: Americas, Mexicolarger than Europe. 95% casualty rates
Misunderstandings: terra nullius, pristine, of recent origin
More than 1000 lang
NYT Quiz # 1
1. The Trans-Pacfic Partnership is important because it represents:
a. a major regional trade agreement; b. a new treaty between US
and China; c. a new agreement to combat illegal fishing; d. a
Pacific-wide accord to protect oceans.
The World that Trade
International trade in pre-1450
world a small part of worlds
Most trade local and regional.
Centered on primary products as
well as manufactured goods.
Local trade centered on food and
NYT Quiz, Monday, Oct. 12, covering M-F, Oct. 5-9
Extra Credit, October
Saturday lecture series, Focus on Asia: Photography Past and Present,
9.30 a.m., Oct. 3 & consecutve Saturdays the
The World, 1300-1450
Crises and Recovery in Eurasia. Growing Contacts but
also Regional Fragmentation
Rise of World ReligionsChristianity earlier; Islam
beginning around 600 CE
Christendom centered in Europe, divisions between
Rome & Constantinople; da
JSIS 200 A: BEGINNINGS
State: legitimate monopoly of violence over a defined
territorial area (Weber), i.e., has specialized & concentrated
authority for maintaining order; socio-political organization .
. . to regulate social relations.