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HIS 104 Week 1 notes

by: Katharine Anthony

HIS 104 Week 1 notes HIS 104

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History of Western Civilization 1815-Present
Michael Rosenfeld
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Date Created: 02/18/16
Notes How do we define magic?  Something we don't understand, an illusion and since we don't understand how that illusion works. o Like a type of artwork o Is it possible to have a more serious idea of magic  Like voodoo perhaps  Haitian  Witchcraft  Type of magic  Something we don't understand or comprehend  Whenever we don't understand something we revolt against it because our minds reject the idea of things being possible.  Magic for a long time has always been an illusion, someone pulls the strings behind the curtains What is Science?  Science is understanding behind certain anomalies with research  Magic but with an explanation with what is actually occurring What do Witchdoctors do?  Cure people  The people who go to them do not doubt them and believe in them. For them magic is very real.  There is a point where magic and science are pretty close together and then they begin to go their separate paths. Our understanding of what constitutes legitimate knowledge has changed it has to be:  Verified  Quantified  Replicated Outdated information:  Information becomes outdated as more information is found and more research is given.  You read more books  More experiments occur You can separate history into two different times:  Ancien Regime  Copernicus- (1543) argues a heliocentric system  1400’s and 1500’s they still believed the Earth was the center of the universe and the Church continued this belief  Galileo began teaching this idea and the Church put him under house arrest and excommunicated him.  Maps of the 1400’s and 1500’s only had Europe. Africa and Asia on maps  Modern Times  Religion is taken out of the picture of science  Creation of the telescope opens up new worlds as does exploration and discovery of new lands (The Americas, Australia)  European Age of World History th  From the late 17 century until end of WWII  European Dominance  Exploration and Discovery occur  The actual size of Africa discovered  Americas found by Europeans  Australia found by Europeans (late 1700’s)  England and the Dutch Republic become Protestant  Protestantism appears:  No indulgences  No celibacy of the clergy  Predestination  Focused more on the world  Not under the Pope’s command  Got rid of saints  More modern banking ideals  Capitalism  Sometimes referred to as the Protestant Work Ethic  Different conceptions of how to organize life, economies, people  Scientific Revolution  Newton  Calculus  Physics  Shorthand for the whole process of changing views of the universe  Move from a static to dynamic world  From being to becoming  Our lives are not fixed and set any more like they used to be.  In Flux  New as opposed to Old  New is now good instead of being bad.  Things are supposed to change  Progress- the idea that we can continue to move forward  Cartography  Changes occurred with maps, the dimensions of Africa were once widely varied.  Sailing helped us understand how continents are shaped  This is due to Prince Henry the Navigator of Portugal who created a Navigational School Homework  Read on Blackboard  Background on Western Civ  Enlightenment Essay  Find two images that describe one of the following words with a partner and post it on Blackboard  France  Spain  England  Dutch Republic  Capitalism  Middle Class  Individualism  Scientific Agriculture  Scientific Revolution  Mediterranean to Atlantic  Protestantism  Catholicism


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