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HIST 0200 Lecture 9: Soviets through 1991

Homo Sovieticus, All Roads Lead to Moscow Conditions after the war ● Soviet Union and Warsaw Pact states scarred by war, psychologically and physically ● Initial hardships followed by rapid economic progress: concentrat...

History
HIST 0200
Adam Brode
HIST 0200 Lecture 8: WW2 and the Holocaust

The Origins and Epicenter of the Second World War A continent in ruins ● Most destructive conflict in history ● Origins in east central europe ● Direct result of political consequences of WW1 and Treaty of...

History
HIST 0200
Adam Brode
HIST 0101 Lecture Notes - Lecture 9: Factions Of Halo, Smallpox

Age of Exploration Spurred by the Humanist movement and the desire to spread Christianity Explorers were in competition with one another Profits from spices and luxuries Prince Henry the Navigator Spain Finally liberated f...

History
HIST 0101
Richard Grimes
HIST 0101 Lecture 8: Western Civilization From Ancient Times to 1500 (Hundred Years War and Humanism)

The Hundred Years War France versus England To solidify the two nations, the French princess Isabella and English prince Edward II get married But it actually caused conflict Edward II was defeated in Scotland, leading to ...

History
HIST 0101
Richard Grimes
HIST 0101 Lecture Notes - Lecture 7: Mujahideen, Five Pillars Of Islam, Kaaba

The Rise of Islam Religion founded by Mohammed Prophet of Allah, the Muslim God Messenger of the angel Gabriel Born in Mecca, but the people reject him and he leaves Travels to Medina where he begins to spread Islam Brings...

History
HIST 0101
Richard Grimes
HIST 0101 Lecture Notes - Lecture 6: Scandinavia, Bayeux Tapestry, Harold Godwinson

Frank Empire The Franks become the first barbarians to assimilate Largest empire since the Roman Empire and becomes known as the Holy Roman Empire Clovis Frankish warlord Merges Roman and Christian civilizations Converted ...

History
HIST 0101
Richard Grimes
HIST 0101 Lecture 5: Western Civilization From Ancient Times to 1500 (Christianity and the Byzantine Empire)

Christianity The Jews gained power, leading to the rise of a Jerusalem, but the Romans eventually took over Herod the Great ruled as a client king Romans then broke up the kingdom and made Judea a Roman province Heavy taxa...

History
HIST 0101
Richard Grimes
HIST 0101 Lecture Notes - Lecture 4: Persian Princess, Athenian Democracy, Stoicism

Macedonian Empire Loved the Greek culture, so incorporated it into their own Included using the Greek language Phillip Becomes King of Macedonia during civil war in Greece and takes over all of Greece, except Sparta Keeps ...

History
HIST 0101
Richard Grimes
HIST 0101 Lecture 3: Western Civilization From Ancient Times to 1500 (Sparta, Athens, and The Golden Age)

Sparta Greek citystate that emphasized fighting Male citizens were required to serve in the military Even women were required to exercise so they would have healthy children Many more rights than women in other citystates ...

History
HIST 0101
Richard Grimes
HIST 0101 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Aegean Civilizations, Minoan Civilization, The Persians

Israelites Also known as the Jews or the Hebrews Lived in Palestine Followed Judaism, the first monotheistic religion Founder of the Hebrew nation was Abraham The Torah is their holy book The Old Testament of the Bible Emp...

History
HIST 0101
Richard Grimes
HIST 0101 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Neolithic, Homo Habilis, Homo Erectus

WESTERN CIVILIZATION Prehistory The time period up until humans began producing written documents Hominids The earliest humans in Prehistory Lucy Oldest and most complete skeleton of a hominid Tomai Oldest fossil of a homi...

History
HIST 0101
Richard Grimes
HIST 1610 Lecture Notes - Lecture 12: Cavalier Parliament, French And Indian War, Indentured Servant

Video notes 1. Hudson was the first to discover the harbor- he himself couldn’t fathom it 2. NY was founded by Dutch to establish trading posts to make money 3. 1624- Dutch 4. More has happened in NY than Phi...

History
HIST 1610
Randy Smith
HIST 1641 Lecture Notes - Lecture 16: Classical Liberalism, Social Democracy, General Strike

find more resources at oneclass.com Hooks 1 Monday October 24 2016 How Does KSD come to the US?  Usual core political forces f...

History
HIST 1641
Oestreicher Richard
HIST 1055 Lecture Notes - Lecture 13: Minuet

find more resources at oneclass.com History of Dance Lecture 13 Tuesday October 11, 2016 While we were at the ballet:  Europeans continued to settle in the new world  English puritans settled in New Engl...

History
HIST 1055
Winerock
HIST 1775 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Sepphoris, Official Language
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Lecture 2 Friday, September 2, 2016 2:47 PM • Mark came from a man John -Mark; dictated by Peter written by Mark • Matthew (a tax collector) • Luke wrote a sequel also called the Book of Acts ○ Book of ...

History
HIST 1775
Denova Rebecca

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