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History 125 Week 1

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These notes answer some of the question posed during day one of class.
Introduction to World History
Dr. Nona Storr
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Date Created: 09/19/16
History 125 th The 13 Century World System 1200C.E  Why do we study history?  To learn culture  To know and make better decisions  To learn about the roots of modern culture  To understand the creation of civilization  To be open to new ideas  To not repeat the past  To understand the world, we have to know what came before it.  What are some ways cultures came into contact with one another?  War  Trade  Travel  Marriages/alliances  Imperialism  Media  Diplomacy  Immigration  Art/religion  Food  Earlier cultural interactions  Far eastern trade: India, South Eastern Asia, China  Middle eastern trade: Arab, Persian, Islamic world  Northwest Eurasia: Maritime Trade: western and central Europe. th  10 Century Technologies  Magnetic compass: let maritime trades make better maps  Trade and Commercial Hubs  Made trade easier and faster  Instead of going to each city port having the ability to stop at one major port and exchange and exchange goods made them get to cities faster and allowed diversity within the items being traded.  Metals were used to trade for spices and textiles through the Silk Roads and Maritime trade.  What is history?  Interpretation of recordings of past events and lifestyles.  How do we interpret history?  Through analysis of the records  Determining credibility of sources  Sources  Primary: documentation of any form of the event described  Secondary: analysis of primary information


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