Renaming the Age of Discovery to the Age of Destruction Interaction between different societies has always been a part of the human experience, but the nature and scale of these relationships increased dramatically after 1500 C.E.
The fifteenth and sixteenth centuries were eras of Western global expansion. By the eighteenth-century Western exploration and colonization had created a global trade network.
Overseas expansion brought the Old World and New World into contact, resulting in the exchange of peoples, ideas, cultures, and goods, significantly changing both worlds. Some scholars argue that “the Age of Discovery should be renamed the Age of Destruction”.
This essay will require you to discuss how contact with Europe impacted the diverse societies that are discussed in this chapter, by responding to the following statement: There are some scholars who would argue that “the age of Discovery should be renamed the Age of Destruction“. Discuss if you agree or disagree with this statement.
Write a well organized essay, a minimum of 700 words, including supporting details from the documents/textbook/other source. Analyze and discuss the material that has been assigned, and address the following statement: There are some scholars who would argue that “the Age of Discovery should be renamed the Age of Destruction”. Discuss if you agree or disagree with this statement.
Renaming the Age of Discovery to the Age of Destruction Instructions
Identify and review the relevant sections in Chapter 14 of the textbook. (The Essential World History– Vol I: To 1800, ISBN: 978-1-133-60772-4)
Identify at least two outside sources to support your discussion.
Word Document, double-spaced and using a standard font of 12 points.
All statements must be supported and all sources must be identified and cited, and included in your reference list.
Students are required to research and incorporate into their discussions additional sources that relate to the content.
Your discussion should incorporate all of the information from the documents/textbook/outside sources in one essay.