Introduction to Western        History       INTRODUCTION
What do you know about …
What do you know about … Civilization?
What do you know about … Civilization?
What do you know about … Civilization?
What do you know about … Civilization? The Western civilization? (political, economic, social and cultural characteristi...
Civilization
Civilization
Civilization   ‘advanced stage or system of social development’ (Oxford    English Dictionary)
Civilization   ‘advanced stage or system of social development’ (Oxford    English Dictionary)
Civilization   ‘advanced stage or system of social development’ (Oxford    English Dictionary)   Pejorative connotation:...
Civilization   ‘advanced stage or system of social development’ (Oxford    English Dictionary)   Pejorative connotation:...
Civilization   ‘advanced stage or system of social development’ (Oxford    English Dictionary)   Pejorative connotation:...
The Western Civilization
The Western Civilization
The Western Civilization
The Western Civilization   Political system: rule of law, democracy, rights, etc.
The Western Civilization   Political system: rule of law, democracy, rights, etc.
The Western Civilization   Political system: rule of law, democracy, rights, etc.   Economic structure: capitalism (mixe...
The Western Civilization   Political system: rule of law, democracy, rights, etc.   Economic structure: capitalism (mixe...
The Western Civilization   Political system: rule of law, democracy, rights, etc.   Economic structure: capitalism (mixe...
The Western Civilization   Political system: rule of law, democracy, rights, etc.   Economic structure: capitalism (mixe...
The Western Civilization   Political system: rule of law, democracy, rights, etc.   Economic structure: capitalism (mixe...
The Western Civilization   Political system: rule of law, democracy, rights, etc.   Economic structure: capitalism (mixe...
The Western Civilization   Political system: rule of law, democracy, rights, etc.   Economic structure: capitalism (mixe...
The Outline
The Outline1.   What: The Plot
The Outline1.   What: The Plot
The Outline1.   What: The Plot2.   Where: The Changing Geographic Setting
The Outline1.   What: The Plot2.   Where: The Changing Geographic Setting
The Outline1.   What: The Plot2.   Where: The Changing Geographic Setting3.   When: The Chronological Context
The Outline1.   What: The Plot2.   Where: The Changing Geographic Setting3.   When: The Chronological Context
The Outline1.   What: The Plot2.   Where: The Changing Geographic Setting3.   When: The Chronological Context4.   Who: The...
The Outline1.   What: The Plot2.   Where: The Changing Geographic Setting3.   When: The Chronological Context4.   Who: The...
The Outline1.   What: The Plot2.   Where: The Changing Geographic Setting3.   When: The Chronological Context4.   Who: The...
1. What: The PlotThe Narrative of Western History                 Saul Bass, Why Man Creates
1. What: The Plot
1. What: The Plota. A problem statement
1. What: The Plota. A problem statement
1. What: The Plota. A problem statement  •   A research question gives direction to one’s research
1. What: The Plota. A problem statement  •   A research question gives direction to one’s research
1. What: The Plota. A problem statement  •   A research question gives direction to one’s researchb. A central problem for...
1. What: The Plota. A problem statement  •   A research question gives direction to one’s researchb. A central problem for...
1. What: The Plota. A problem statement  •   A research question gives direction to one’s researchb. A central problem for...
1. What: The Plota. A problem statement  •   A research question gives direction to one’s researchb. A central problem for...
1. What: The Plota. A problem statement  •   A research question gives direction to one’s researchb. A central problem for...
Possible answers/explanations: hypotheses Rise of the West: Topic of key importance Disagreements over explanations of h...
Possible answers/explanations: hypotheses A combination of factors, including sea explorations,  industrialization, natio...
To do For next class, January 18th: Do ‘Where: Making and Reading Maps’ Print out Power Point #2: When and Where For M...
Review questions1. What is a problem statement?2. Formulate a problem statement for the study of   Western history.3. What...
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    1. 1. Introduction to Western History INTRODUCTION
    2. 2. What do you know about …
    3. 3. What do you know about … Civilization?
    4. 4. What do you know about … Civilization?
    5. 5. What do you know about … Civilization?
    6. 6. What do you know about … Civilization? The Western civilization? (political, economic, social and cultural characteristics, i.e. values, religion, relation to the environment, etc.)
    7. 7. Civilization
    8. 8. Civilization
    9. 9. Civilization ‘advanced stage or system of social development’ (Oxford English Dictionary)
    10. 10. Civilization ‘advanced stage or system of social development’ (Oxford English Dictionary)
    11. 11. Civilization ‘advanced stage or system of social development’ (Oxford English Dictionary) Pejorative connotation: superior stage or system
    12. 12. Civilization ‘advanced stage or system of social development’ (Oxford English Dictionary) Pejorative connotation: superior stage or system
    13. 13. Civilization ‘advanced stage or system of social development’ (Oxford English Dictionary) Pejorative connotation: superior stage or system Total culture of a people, nation, period, etc. All deeds and experiences of people organized in communities.
    14. 14. The Western Civilization
    15. 15. The Western Civilization
    16. 16. The Western Civilization
    17. 17. The Western Civilization Political system: rule of law, democracy, rights, etc.
    18. 18. The Western Civilization Political system: rule of law, democracy, rights, etc.
    19. 19. The Western Civilization Political system: rule of law, democracy, rights, etc. Economic structure: capitalism (mixed or not)
    20. 20. The Western Civilization Political system: rule of law, democracy, rights, etc. Economic structure: capitalism (mixed or not)
    21. 21. The Western Civilization Political system: rule of law, democracy, rights, etc. Economic structure: capitalism (mixed or not) Social organization: gender equality, class differentiation and social mobility, nuclear family and challenges to this model, etc.
    22. 22. The Western Civilization Political system: rule of law, democracy, rights, etc. Economic structure: capitalism (mixed or not) Social organization: gender equality, class differentiation and social mobility, nuclear family and challenges to this model, etc.
    23. 23. The Western Civilization Political system: rule of law, democracy, rights, etc. Economic structure: capitalism (mixed or not) Social organization: gender equality, class differentiation and social mobility, nuclear family and challenges to this model, etc. Religion: Judeo-Christian values
    24. 24. The Western Civilization Political system: rule of law, democracy, rights, etc. Economic structure: capitalism (mixed or not) Social organization: gender equality, class differentiation and social mobility, nuclear family and challenges to this model, etc. Religion: Judeo-Christian values
    25. 25. The Western Civilization Political system: rule of law, democracy, rights, etc. Economic structure: capitalism (mixed or not) Social organization: gender equality, class differentiation and social mobility, nuclear family and challenges to this model, etc. Religion: Judeo-Christian values Relation with the environment: subordinated to our needs… Attempts (!) to fix the damage…
    26. 26. The Outline
    27. 27. The Outline1. What: The Plot
    28. 28. The Outline1. What: The Plot
    29. 29. The Outline1. What: The Plot2. Where: The Changing Geographic Setting
    30. 30. The Outline1. What: The Plot2. Where: The Changing Geographic Setting
    31. 31. The Outline1. What: The Plot2. Where: The Changing Geographic Setting3. When: The Chronological Context
    32. 32. The Outline1. What: The Plot2. Where: The Changing Geographic Setting3. When: The Chronological Context
    33. 33. The Outline1. What: The Plot2. Where: The Changing Geographic Setting3. When: The Chronological Context4. Who: The Actors
    34. 34. The Outline1. What: The Plot2. Where: The Changing Geographic Setting3. When: The Chronological Context4. Who: The Actors
    35. 35. The Outline1. What: The Plot2. Where: The Changing Geographic Setting3. When: The Chronological Context4. Who: The Actors5. Some Important Definitions
    36. 36. 1. What: The PlotThe Narrative of Western History Saul Bass, Why Man Creates
    37. 37. 1. What: The Plot
    38. 38. 1. What: The Plota. A problem statement
    39. 39. 1. What: The Plota. A problem statement
    40. 40. 1. What: The Plota. A problem statement • A research question gives direction to one’s research
    41. 41. 1. What: The Plota. A problem statement • A research question gives direction to one’s research
    42. 42. 1. What: The Plota. A problem statement • A research question gives direction to one’s researchb. A central problem for Western History
    43. 43. 1. What: The Plota. A problem statement • A research question gives direction to one’s researchb. A central problem for Western History
    44. 44. 1. What: The Plota. A problem statement • A research question gives direction to one’s researchb. A central problem for Western History • Do ‘The Millennium of the West’
    45. 45. 1. What: The Plota. A problem statement • A research question gives direction to one’s researchb. A central problem for Western History • Do ‘The Millennium of the West’
    46. 46. 1. What: The Plota. A problem statement • A research question gives direction to one’s researchb. A central problem for Western History • Do ‘The Millennium of the West’ • Why and how the West, which was a backward civilization in 999 c.e, came to dominate the world in the last millennium?
    47. 47. Possible answers/explanations: hypotheses Rise of the West: Topic of key importance Disagreements over explanations of how the Europeans rose to global domination between the 16th and 19th centuries. Rethinking the Rise of the West (unit 18) http:// www.learner.org/resources/series197.html Unit 18
    48. 48. Possible answers/explanations: hypotheses A combination of factors, including sea explorations, industrialization, nationalism Inherent cultural characteristics of the West: institutional organization, work ethic, capacity to build markets and develop new technologies Capitalism and exploitation of labor, both at home and overseas Rise of the West only happened when Asian economy started to decline (in late 18th century)
    49. 49. To do For next class, January 18th: Do ‘Where: Making and Reading Maps’ Print out Power Point #2: When and Where For Monday, January 23rd: Read ‘Cities and Civilization’ Print out Power Point #3: Who By January 29th: Visit to the Museum By January 30th: Read Chapters 1 and 2 in your textbook
    50. 50. Review questions1. What is a problem statement?2. Formulate a problem statement for the study of Western history.3. What is a hypothesis?4. Identify two hypotheses on the factors that may explain the rise of the West.
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