Each answer must be a minimum of 500 words, double spaced.
Your answers must address all aspects of the question using specific historical facts from the readings. (Names, dates, events etc)
Answer these questions in as much detail as possible. Be specific with your answers.
Your answers should cover who, what, when, where and then go beyond.
Min: 500 words per essay. (2 point per essay penalty if min word count not reached)
This is an open book exam.
However all the work must be your own.
The World Changes, 1400 to1500 CE
What purposes did the great Chinese voyages during the Ming era serve?
Compare the extent of the Ottoman Empire with earlier civilizations and discuss the possibility that the Ottoman Empire re-unified the traditional centers of civilization (Mesopotamia, Egypt, and the Eastern Mediterranean world).
Why did the Portuguese sail south and the Spanish sail west in their voyages of exploration?
What impacts did the expansion of European and Islamic powers have on Africa during the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries?
What obstacles prevented Charles V, the accidental heir to the Habsburg and Spanish Empires, from consolidating imperial power?
Please use scholarly references.