History 102: Midterm

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How do the sources we use shape the stories we tell about the past?
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What is a historical narrative? How are historical narratives constructed?
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Why are maps important? What do they tell us about who created and who used them?
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What are different ways of thinking about world power? What different examples have we discussed thus far?
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How has the religion of Islam influenced trade, travel, and state building in different parts of the world? (Indian Ocean world, West Africa)
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How did the Ottomans and Mughals each approach statecraft? How did their approaches change over time?
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Why was the Swahili Coast an important trade center?
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How did the nature of the Ocean itself influence trade and travel?
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Why is the Reconquista an important event in European history? How did it inform the conquest of the Americas?
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Who was Columbus, and what impact did he have? What is the Columbian Exchange?
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How did experiences in the Americas impact Europeans' perceptions of themselves and others?
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How were the Spanish able to conquer the Aztec Empire? How did the Aztecs view the Spanish?
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