3/4, 3/11, 3/18 & 3/25
Hosted by: Professor Judy Okun
3/4 The Lure of Luxury: Arabians, Spice and Frankincense
We will investigate ancient Arabian mariners and their involvement in spice and aromatic trade.
3/11 The Lure of Luxury: The Ottomans, Marco Polo, and the Rise of Portugal
Why did Portugal become the first European Power to dominate trade with the Indies? We’ll look at major events and new technology of the 1400s.
3/18 The Lure of Luxury: The Spaniards in 1492
Why did 1492 Spain become so integral to the onset of the Age of Discovery?
3/25 The Lure of Luxury: Europe in the Pacific
How did the Dutch and other Western European powers begin to dominate the Pacific Rim of the 16th Century?
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