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Year 1 - HISA04 Themes in World History I W1 L2 - Sept17.doc

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Department
History
Course
HISA04H3
Professor
William Nelson
Semester
Fall

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Week 2, Lecture 2 HISA04 Themes in World History I Mon 17 Sept 2012 Tapir - Surprised at difference of animals, nature of Americas - Categorized unknown animals with names of animals known by Europeans (ex. Pumas as Lions) - “Unknown in terms of Known” - Is problematic, causes a barrier and misunderstanding of American society and/or cultures. Columbus Picture Interpretation - Not eye-witness picture - Shows Europeans as civilized and Natives as uncivilized/barbaric - Willing to trade gold, silver, gifts, etc. – goods - Inimplication of natives may be lower than Europeans in status. - “Conquest in the name of Christianity” (the planted Cross) - Search initiated by fall of Constantinople (trade routes to Asia via that location were cut- off, thus looking for new routes via sea) - Depicts (maybe) Natives as innocent and pure, like before Adam and Eve a
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