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21H.134J Medieval Economic History in Comparative Perspective (MIT) 21H.134J Medieval Economic History in Comparative Perspective (MIT)

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This course will survey the conditions of material life and changing social and economic conditions in medieval Europe with reference to the comparative context of contemporary Islamic, Chinese, and central Asian experiences. Subject covers the emergence and decline of feudal institutions, the transformation of peasant agriculture, living standards and the course of epidemic disease, and the ebb and flow of long-distance trade across the Eurasian system. Particular emphasis will be placed on the study of those factors, both institutional and technological, which have contributed to the emergence of capitalist organization and economic growth in Western Europe in contrast to the trajectories followed by the other major medieval economies. This course will survey the conditions of material life and changing social and economic conditions in medieval Europe with reference to the comparative context of contemporary Islamic, Chinese, and central Asian experiences. Subject covers the emergence and decline of feudal institutions, the transformation of peasant agriculture, living standards and the course of epidemic disease, and the ebb and flow of long-distance trade across the Eurasian system. Particular emphasis will be placed on the study of those factors, both institutional and technological, which have contributed to the emergence of capitalist organization and economic growth in Western Europe in contrast to the trajectories followed by the other major medieval economies.

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21H.134 | 21H.134 | 14.70 | 14.70 | medieval europe | medieval europe | economic history | economic history | the plague | the plague | mongols | mongols | antiquity | antiquity | vikings | vikings

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21H.601 Islam, the Middle East, and the West (MIT) 21H.601 Islam, the Middle East, and the West (MIT)

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This course aims to provide students with a general overview of basic themes and issues in Middle Eastern history from the rise of Islam to the present, with an emphasis on the encounters and exchanges between the "Middle East" (Southwest Asia and North Africa) and the "West" (Europe and the United States). This course aims to provide students with a general overview of basic themes and issues in Middle Eastern history from the rise of Islam to the present, with an emphasis on the encounters and exchanges between the "Middle East" (Southwest Asia and North Africa) and the "West" (Europe and the United States).

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southwest asia | southwest asia | north africa | north africa | europe | europe | united states | united states | abbasid | abbasid | empire | empire | mongol | mongol | christianity | christianity | ottoman | ottoman | colonization | colonization | napoleon | napoleon | egypt | egypt | hegemony | hegemony | islam | islam | middle | middle | east | east | west | west

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21H.580 From the Silk Road to the Great Game: China, Russia, and Central Eurasia (MIT) 21H.580 From the Silk Road to the Great Game: China, Russia, and Central Eurasia (MIT)

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This subject examines interactions across the Eurasian continent between Russians, Chinese, Mongolian nomads, and Turkic oasis dwellers during the last millennium and a half. As empires rose and fell, religions, trade, and war flowed back and forth continuously across this vast space. Today, the fall of the Soviet Union and China's reforms have opened up new opportunities for cultural interaction. This subject examines interactions across the Eurasian continent between Russians, Chinese, Mongolian nomads, and Turkic oasis dwellers during the last millennium and a half. As empires rose and fell, religions, trade, and war flowed back and forth continuously across this vast space. Today, the fall of the Soviet Union and China's reforms have opened up new opportunities for cultural interaction.

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history | history | silk road | silk road | China | China | Russia | Russia | Central Eurasia | Central Eurasia | mongolia | mongolia | turkey | turkey | religion | religion | trade | trade | war | war | tradition | tradition | culture | culture | soviet union | soviet union | islam | islam | buddhism | buddhism | christianity | christianity | confucianism | confucianism | marco polo | marco polo | rabban sauma | rabban sauma | film | film | travelogue | travelogue | music | music | empire | empire | nomad | nomad | conquest | conquest

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21H.580 From the Silk Road to the Great Game: China, Russia, and Central Eurasia (MIT) 21H.580 From the Silk Road to the Great Game: China, Russia, and Central Eurasia (MIT)

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This subject examines interactions across the Eurasian continent between Russians, Chinese, Mongolian nomads, and Turkic oasis dwellers during the last millennium and a half. As empires rose and fell, religions, trade, and war flowed back and forth continuously across this vast space. Today, the fall of the Soviet Union and China's reforms have opened up new opportunities for cultural interaction. This subject examines interactions across the Eurasian continent between Russians, Chinese, Mongolian nomads, and Turkic oasis dwellers during the last millennium and a half. As empires rose and fell, religions, trade, and war flowed back and forth continuously across this vast space. Today, the fall of the Soviet Union and China's reforms have opened up new opportunities for cultural interaction.

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history | history | silk road | silk road | China | China | Russia | Russia | Central Eurasia | Central Eurasia | mongolia | mongolia | turkey | turkey | religion | religion | trade | trade | war | war | tradition | tradition | culture | culture | soviet union | soviet union | islam | islam | buddhism | buddhism | christianity | christianity | confucianism | confucianism | marco polo | marco polo | rabban sauma | rabban sauma | film | film | travelogue | travelogue | music | music | empire | empire | nomad | nomad | conquest | conquest

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Claiming resources, honouring debts: miners, herders and the land masters of Mongolia

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Rebecca Empson of UCL discusses the form of capitalism emerging in Mongolia's mineral economy. An anthropology departmental seminar. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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anthropology | society | mongolia | economy | mining | anthropology | society | mongolia | economy | mining | 2014-03-07

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The Silk Road and Central Eurasia

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This course will introduce the student to the history of Central Eurasia and the Silk Road from 4500 B.C.E to the nineteenth century. The student will learn about the culture of the nomadic peoples of Central Eurasia as well as the development of the Silk Road. By the end of the course, the student will understand how the Silk Road influenced the development of nomadic societies in Central Eurasia as well as powerful empires in China, the Middle East, and Europe. This free course may be completed online at any time. See course site for detailed overview and learning outcomes. (History 341)

Subjects

history | silk road | eurasia | central asia | trade | mongolia | china | tang dynasty | cultural | exchange | religion | technology | art | mongols | timurids | mughals | ming | philosophical studies | V000

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21H.580 From the Silk Road to the Great Game: China, Russia, and Central Eurasia (MIT)

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This subject examines interactions across the Eurasian continent between Russians, Chinese, Mongolian nomads, and Turkic oasis dwellers during the last millennium and a half. As empires rose and fell, religions, trade, and war flowed back and forth continuously across this vast space. Today, the fall of the Soviet Union and China's reforms have opened up new opportunities for cultural interaction.

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history | silk road | China | Russia | Central Eurasia | mongolia | turkey | religion | trade | war | tradition | culture | soviet union | islam | buddhism | christianity | confucianism | marco polo | rabban sauma | film | travelogue | music | empire | nomad | conquest

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[Chinese Eastern Railway: Views of Recreation at the Djalantoun Health-Station]

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mountains | hills | tennis | bleachers | croquet | railroads | tenniscourts | tsr | cer | healthresorts | transsiberianrailway | tennisplayers | neimongol | chineseeasternrailway | transmanchurianrailway | hulunbuir | zalantun | chineseeasternrailroad | transmanchurianline | harbinmanzhoulirailway | binzhourailway | chalantun | manchurianrailway | chinesefareastrailway

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[Chinese Eastern Railway: The Health-Station at Djalantoun]

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rivers | walkways | fountains | railroads | tsr | cer | healthresorts | transsiberianrailway | pedestrianbridges | neimongol | chineseeasternrailway | transmanchurianrailway | hulunbuir | zalantun | chineseeasternrailroad | transmanchurianline | harbinmanzhoulirailway | binzhourailway | chalantun | manchurianrailway | chinesefareastrailway

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[Chinese Eastern Railway: General View of the Hingan-Tunnel]

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mountains | hills | railroads | valleys | tsr | cer | transsiberianrailway | neimongol | railroadtunnels | chineseeasternrailway | transmanchurianrailway | hulunbuir | chineseeasternrailroad | transmanchurianline | harbinmanzhoulirailway | binzhourailway | manchurianrailway | chinesefareastrailway

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[Chinese Eastern Railway: Views of the Railroad and Health-Station at Hingan]

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railroads | tsr | cer | healthresorts | transsiberianrailway | railroadbridges | neimongol | sanatoriums | railroadtunnels | chineseeasternrailway | transmanchurianrailway | hulunbuir | chineseeasternrailroad | transmanchurianline | harbinmanzhoulirailway | binzhourailway | manchurianrailway | chinesefareastrailway

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[Chinese Eastern Railway: General View of the Hingan Railway-Loop]

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mountains | trains | hills | rivers | railroads | tsr | cer | transsiberianrailway | railroadbridges | neimongol | railroadtunnels | chineseeasternrailway | transmanchurianrailway | hulunbuir | chineseeasternrailroad | transmanchurianline | harbinmanzhoulirailway | binzhourailway | manchurianrailway | chinesefareastrailway

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[Chinese Eastern Railway: Views of Accommodations and Vistas at the Barim Health-Station]

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mountains | rivers | railroads | rockformations | valleys | tsr | cer | healthresorts | yaluriver | transsiberianrailway | neimongol | sanatoriums | chineseeasternrailway | lodginghouses | transmanchurianrailway | hulunbuir | chineseeasternrailroad | transmanchurianline | harbinmanzhoulirailway | binzhourailway | manchurianrailway | chinesefareastrailway

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Manchuria

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trains | railroads | trainstations | railroadsignals | tsr | railroadcars | cer | transsiberianrailway | depots | neimongol | chineseeasternrailway | hulunbuir | chineseeasternrailroad | transmanchurianline | manchzhuriyastation | manchurianrailway | chinesefareastrailway

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Early Globalizations: East Meets West (1200s-1600s)

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This course will introduce the student to the history of the world’s major civilizations from medieval times to the early modern era. The student will learn about the pivotal political, economic, and social changes that took place in Asia, Africa, the Americas, and Europe during this period. By the end of the course, the student will understand how many different civilizations evolved from isolated societies into expansive, interconnected empires capable of exerting global influence. This free course may be completed online at any time. See course site for detailed overview and learning outcomes. (History 221)

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globalization | byzantine | orthodox christianity | middle ages | europe | americas | aztecs | incas | china | golden age | mongol empire | pastoral-nomadic | economy | trade | exchange | renaissance | humanism | reformation | scientific revolution | new spain | ottoman empire | safavids | mughals | slave trade | diaspora | ming china | japan | buddhism | philosophical studies | V000

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Islam, The Middle East, and The West

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This course will introduce the student to the history of the Middle East from the rise of Islam to the twenty-first century. The course will emphasize the encounters and exchanges between the Islamic world and the West. By the end of the course, the student will understand how Islam became a sophisticated and far-reaching civilization and how conflicts with the West shaped the development of the Middle East from the medieval period to the present day. This free course may be completed online at any time. See course site for detailed overview and learning outcomes. (History 351)

Subjects

history | islam | middle east | west | islamic civilization | arab empire | crusades | mongolia | ottoman empire | islamic revolution | terrorism | cold war | nationalism | philosophical studies | V000

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21H.134J Medieval Economic History in Comparative Perspective (MIT)

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This course will survey the conditions of material life and changing social and economic conditions in medieval Europe with reference to the comparative context of contemporary Islamic, Chinese, and central Asian experiences. Subject covers the emergence and decline of feudal institutions, the transformation of peasant agriculture, living standards and the course of epidemic disease, and the ebb and flow of long-distance trade across the Eurasian system. Particular emphasis will be placed on the study of those factors, both institutional and technological, which have contributed to the emergence of capitalist organization and economic growth in Western Europe in contrast to the trajectories followed by the other major medieval economies.

Subjects

21H.134 | 14.70 | medieval europe | economic history | the plague | mongols | antiquity | vikings

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21H.601 Islam, the Middle East, and the West (MIT)

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This course aims to provide students with a general overview of basic themes and issues in Middle Eastern history from the rise of Islam to the present, with an emphasis on the encounters and exchanges between the "Middle East" (Southwest Asia and North Africa) and the "West" (Europe and the United States).

Subjects

southwest asia | north africa | europe | united states | abbasid | empire | mongol | christianity | ottoman | colonization | napoleon | egypt | hegemony | islam | middle | east | west

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21H.580 From the Silk Road to the Great Game: China, Russia, and Central Eurasia (MIT)

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This subject examines interactions across the Eurasian continent between Russians, Chinese, Mongolian nomads, and Turkic oasis dwellers during the last millennium and a half. As empires rose and fell, religions, trade, and war flowed back and forth continuously across this vast space. Today, the fall of the Soviet Union and China's reforms have opened up new opportunities for cultural interaction.

Subjects

history | silk road | China | Russia | Central Eurasia | mongolia | turkey | religion | trade | war | tradition | culture | soviet union | islam | buddhism | christianity | confucianism | marco polo | rabban sauma | film | travelogue | music | empire | nomad | conquest

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21H.580 From the Silk Road to the Great Game: China, Russia, and Central Eurasia (MIT)

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This subject examines interactions across the Eurasian continent between Russians, Chinese, Mongolian nomads, and Turkic oasis dwellers during the last millennium and a half. As empires rose and fell, religions, trade, and war flowed back and forth continuously across this vast space. Today, the fall of the Soviet Union and China's reforms have opened up new opportunities for cultural interaction.

Subjects

history | silk road | China | Russia | Central Eurasia | mongolia | turkey | religion | trade | war | tradition | culture | soviet union | islam | buddhism | christianity | confucianism | marco polo | rabban sauma | film | travelogue | music | empire | nomad | conquest

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