PLAYING MAPMAKER. WHY WE START IN EUROPE. THE AXIS THEORY. Early civilization Spread along similar latitudes No need for new crop innovation Allows for other development. 500 BC – 180 BC. Empires aim for coastlines Easier to… Travel Attack Why not Pacific Ocean?.
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WHY WE START IN EUROPE
Check out the map on the revival of religious conflict!
LIGHTING UP THE DARK AGES
A) Italy’s Advantages
D) Famous writers
1) Machiavelli: The Prince
2) Boccaccio: The Decameron
3) Castiglione: The Courtier
1) Erasmus of Rotterdam
The Rise of Protestantism
With hocked gems financing himOur hero bravely defied all scornful laughterThat tried to prevent his schemeYour eyes deceive, he said,An egg,
Not a table,
Correctly typifies this unexplored domain.Now three sturdy sisters sought proofForging along sometimes through calm vastnessYet more often over turbulent peaks and valleysDays became weeksAs many doubters spread fearful rumoursAbout the edgeAt last from nowhere winged creatures appearedSignifying momentous success.
A) THE THREE “G”s:
Figure 1: Early Japanese Samurai
Figure 2: Last Samurai
Figure 3: Dwarfing Columbus
The Cost of Building Versailles
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LOW-END ESTIMATE: $2 billion
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