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Department
History
Course
HIS263Y1
Professor
Mc Kim
Semester
Fall

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HIS263 Sept 21 Narratives of Encounters: Early Aboriginal-European Interactions New way of interpreting history has emerged in the past 15 years Shift away from thinking of nation state as the fundamental unit of analysis More attention paid to Atlantic ocean Takes into account all continents that touch the Atlantic ocean Atlantic as a highway rather than a barrier Networks of trade, commercial activity, immigration, disease, ideas The Atlantic World Early modern period focus circa 1500 1800 1500: early exploration by Europeans 2 themes Viking age, European explorations crucial voyages Jacques Cartier staking Frances claim on sovereignty 9 12 Century: Scandinavians worlds principal skills on the seas as well as fearsome capacity for waging war 1000 A.D. Leif Eriksson explores south of Greenland arrives at an attractive location mild climate, rich array of plant life, and various spe
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