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UNIT 17: Ideas Shape the World

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Unit 7. The Spread of Religions

How do religions interact, adopt new ideas, and adapt to diverse cultures? As the missionaries, pilgrims, and converts of Buddhism, Christianity, and Islam moved around the world, the religions created change and were themselves changed. It is related to Unit 17 because it explores religious ideas as well as the human agents that transmit these ideas across cultural frontiers. more »

Unit 14. Land and Labor Relationships

What factors shape the ways in which the basic resources are exploited by a society? From Southeast Asia to Russia to Africa and the Americas, the ratios between land availability and the usable labor force were the primary basis of pre-industrial economies, but politics, environment, and culture played a part as well. It is related to Unit 17 because, like ideas, labor systems were transported into new settings across the Atlantic — where they were also adapted to suit local conditions. more »

Unit 18. Rethinking the Rise of the West

How does historical scholarship change over time, and why do the perspectives of historians shift? This unit recaps the economic and political events that led to the rise of the West, but examines and re-examines those events through differing opinions of its causes, reflecting changes in historical interpretation. It is related to Unit 17 because the notion of the "rise of the West" is partially dependent on ideas about the exceptional superiority of European Enlightenment ideals. more »

Unit 23. People Shape the World

What is the impact of the individual in world history? This unit examines the role of individual and collective action in shaping the world through the lives of such diverse figures as Mao Zedong, the Ayatollah Khomeini, and Las Madres de la Plaza de Mayo. It is related to Unit 11 because charismatic individuals were frequently critical in establishing early empires. more »

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