HST 202 Lecture Notes - Feudalism, Bubonic Plague, Ficus Sycomorus

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15 Feb 2013
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The atlantic world i: europe and africa to 1500. Marketer projection: type of map named after its cartographer that distorts the size of a map by creating straight lines so you can cross an ocean . In contrast, a peters projection is more correct in size but distorts shape/position: the way we see maps affects the way we view the world around us 3rd world countries are shown as. Inter-married so that many famous egyptian faces actually came from other parts of the world: ethnocentric (self-centered, well-positioned for trade routes, especially on maps centered on the indian ocean, kush: Involved more people than the atlantic slave trade but it also lasted longer. Bilad as-sudan: land of the blacks : noted color but did not associate it with personal value. Ghana ancient: not islamic, primary export was gold that was often traded for salt with arabs. Songhai: empire that eclipsed mali (1500s)

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