History 2320: Modern World History
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- Which group was responsible for reintroducing Europeans to Ptolemy’s Geography?
- In Spain’s New World Empire, what were viceroyalties?
- Which play by William Shakespeare, his last, dealt with questions colonization and racial intolerance?
- Identify three religious reforms which were enacted by Ulrich Zwingli and his followers.
- Describe the women who were most likely to be accused of witchcraft in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries?
- Describe the qualities for which Baroque paints became known. Who is identified in your text as the greatest figure of this movement? Why?
- What role did the pashas play in the Turkish empire in North Africa?
- What structure served as a model for a new style of Ottoman architecture following Mehmet II’s capture of Constantinople?
- How did the joint effort between Safavid and English forces to capture the port of Hormuz from Portugal impact Safavid relations with Europe?
- What impact did the lack of printing technology have on Indian literature during the Mughal Empire?
- What factors inspired the rebellion led by Li Zicheng against the Ming government? What role did this rebellion play in the Manchu decision to invade China?
- What was the purpose of the so-called banners established by the Manchu government?
- Based on the section titled, “The Tribute System” on page 439, why did the emperor reject Lord McCartney’s request for a permanent British ambassador in Beijing?
- Based on the reading on page 448, why did Toyotomi Hideyoshi expel Christian missionaries from Japan?
- What contradictions in Enlightenment views on women did Mary Wollstonecraft point out in her work Vindication of the Rights of Woman?
- Who was Denis Diderot? What publication is considered his greatest achievement?
Duiker, William J, and Spielvogel, Jackson J. The Essential World History. 8th edition, Cengage, 2017. Book ISBN: 978-1-305-51022-7 (combined edition) or Book ISBN: 978-1-305-64536-3 (Volume II)