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February 26, 2008

(S3.E5.) Chpt 17: The West on the Eve of the New World Order

Chpt 17: The West on the Eve of the New World Order. Welcome to another episode of Then and Now: World History Since 1500. You can subscribe to the podcast series by clicking on the button in the right hand column. You can also listen to just this episode by clicking on the following web link, Download file

The podcast provides an overview of the changes occurring in Europe during the 17th and 18th centuries. The Scientific Revolution indirectly causes The Enlightenment which provided a new paradigm for people to consider consider humanity and the way to organize government. The Enlightened Absolutist leaders tried to make limited changes in society, but faily in the short run. However, they paved the way for later changes, most dramatically resulting in the French Revolution.

In addition to a review of the chapter, listen to the music selected by one of the students in the class: Phunt Your Friends, http://www.last.fm/music/phunt+Your+Friends

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(S3.E4.) Chpt 16: The East Asian Empires

Chpt 16: The East Asian Empires. Welcome to another episode of Then and Now: World History Since 1500. You can subscribe to the podcast series by clicking on the button in the right hand column. You can also listen to just this episode by clicking on the following web link, Download file

The podcast provides an overview of the East Asian Empires during the period of 1500 through 1800. The major focus is on China, Japan, and Korea. A major theme in the chapter is the interaction that was occurring between Europe and the East Asian Empires. The featured music artist for the podcast selected by one of the students for the podcast episode is DC Sills, Their web site is http://www.dcsills.com/home

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February 24, 2008

(S3.E3.) Chpt 15: The Muslim Empires

Chpt 15: The Muslim Empires. Welcome to another episode of Then and Now: World History Since 1500. You can subscribe to the podcast series by clicking on the button in the right hand column. You can also listen to just this episode by clicking on the following web link, Download file

The podcast provides an overview of the three great Muslim empires that began in the 1500s. Religion was a central theme at this time period with both the Europeans and the Muslim Empires. Why were the Muslim Empires were peaceful and engage in less bloddy wars than their counterparts in Europe? This is one of the issues to explore in comparing the two regions during the same time period in history.

In addition to a review of the chapter, listen to the music selected by one of the students in the class: Adrenochome and Brandon S. Hire. Check out their web pages for more information about the artists: http://www.adrenochome.biz/ and http://www.brandonshire.net/

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(S3.E2.) Chpt 14: Europe Transformed

Chpt 14: Europe Transformed. Welcome to another episode of Then and Now: World History Since 1500. You can subscribe to the podcast series by clicking on the button in the right hand column. You can also listen to just this episode by clicking on the following web link, Download file

The podcast provides an overview of the enormous changes that were occuring in Europe during the 1500s and 1600s. Major factors at work in Europe were the impacts of the Renaissance and the Reformation. These indirectly weakened the influence of the Roman Catholic Church and supported the rise of the modern nation-states such as England, Germany, and the others in Europe.

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