Pienso y Existo

octubre 21, 2012

Global integration to bring us appart

At the beginning of the seventeenth century the world had a different shape, in terms of global relationships between nations, compared to what it was just two hundred years before. The main cause being the exponential increment in global trading, this, in turn, was accelerated by the availability of international tradable goods: furs, sugar, tobacco, coffee and tea, among others . These goods, as well as others stimulants and preciosities, could be now bought thanks to the constant supply of silver and gold that was being shipped out from the Americas to Europe and Asia.

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octubre 13, 2012

Plagues and development

Filed under: Pensamientos — Wilmar Perez @ 1:31 pm
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The thirteenth and fourteenth centuries were specially challenging for the social orders in Afro-Eurasia. By then, a series of commercial paths among them had been created, facilitating the interchange of goods and cultural ideas across the known territories. With the Mongol invasions and the subsequent spread of the series of plagues that spanned for more than a century, societies were faced to enemies that, in the case of the plagues, have never been seen before, for that enemy was “invisible” and, thereafter, mainly in Europe, was attributed to a divine character .

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