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Early Modern Period - the Age of Interaction, -the First Global Age) 1450-1750. …the point in history where the balance of power begins to shift. Periodization …mostly in line. Analyze the changes and continuities in Western Europe.
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Early Modern Period- the Age of Interaction, -the First Global Age)1450-1750 …the point in history where the balance of power begins to shift.
Analyze the changes and continuities in Western Europe. • Compare the paths of non-Western societies in Asia, Africa & the Americas. • Characterize the world economy during this period. • Analyze the impact of technology on this period. Questions to Consider
Political organization—Empire Building • Cultural & Intellectual Movements • Interaction & its Consequences • Trade • Demographic Shifts • Technology • Gender Roles Themes to Consider (most themes tied heavily into the theme of interaction)
Key Empires emerge at this time as a result of: • Revolutions in thought and culture • Exploration • Commercial Revolution
Similarities? • Differences? Case Studies: Catholic vs. Protestant Nations, Absolute vs. Limited Monarchies
Changes • Growth of cities • Middle class • Marriage and family structure • Questioning spirit • Women’s roles • religion Continuities? Changes and Continuities?
Tokugawa Japan • Aztec/Inca Don’t forget the outliers…
More Demography • Spread of epidemic disease • Smallpox, measles, flu, STD’s • Population decreases dramatically in Americas, leading to the decline of civilizations in Mesoamerica and the Andes. • New racial hierarchies
Degradation of New World • The Little Ice Age Human Interactions w/Environment
Cartography • Compass • Astrolabe • Lateen sails • New ship designs Analyze the impact of technology on this period.
Little change from previous period • Powerful Exceptions: Elizabeth I, Queen Isabella, Nur Jahan • Still shared power (except Elizabeth) • Impact of Interaction on Women • Racial miscegenation in Americas • Changes in trade/production • Europe: nominal impact of Renaissance/Reformation • Outside of Europe: • Africa matrilineal but impacted by slave trade • Neoconfucianism in China Women