HIST206 - Soldiers,Merchants&Missionaries: Creating Empires on the Frontier 1400-1800

Description: 
The states of the early modern world transformed themselves into empires, both territorial and overseas, through the mobilization of individuals: missionaries, soldiers, merchants, and settlers. The “discovery” of new lands, the globalization of the market, and the (in)voluntary movement of peoples spurred this growth in a variety of ways. This course explores the increasingly global interactions of empires and peoples from two perspectives: the center of empires and their frontiers. What were the political, economic, and cultural goals of the state, and how were they made manifest? How did people groups who came into contact with empire react to the state, and how did different empires respond to these challenges? By examining empires from both core and periphery, students will understand the global forces at play in the early modern world and their influence in building and maintaining empires into the twentieth century.
Instructors: 
VAN VLIET, JANINE
Day and Time: 
R 0500PM-0800PM
Room: 
FISHER-BENNETT HALL 141
Activity: 
SEM
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