HIS202 week 1
HIS202 week 1 HIS 202
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Jennifer Hodapp on Thursday October 13, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to HIS 202 at State University of New York at Oswego taught by Frank Byrne (P) in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 65 views.
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Date Created: 10/13/16
Native Americans, Europeans, and Africans Before 1492: European Background Politics: Decline of feudalism and rise of the nation state Rise of England, France, and Spain Nation State Stable society Live and die in status Economic Background Increasing Europe commerce and trade Spices, silk in return for wool and wood New Technology Printing Moveable type press Navigation th th Social Background 16 /17 Century More fluid society Relative decline of nobility Land hunger Religious Background Reformation & conflict Protestant Christians Martin Luther John Calvin Religious Society West Africa in 15 Century Diverse people Language barriers Traditional interaction with Asians and Europeans The Americas before contact People and cultures Established land and ways of living Columbus & Contact Born 1451 after crusade Influenced by Marco Polo Traveled to China. Born after fall of Constantinople in 1453 (Istanbul) 1456 married rich Traveled to the Americas Claimed to have found new land already established by native americans
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