Thursday, February 01, 2007

Chap 1 Early Modern Origins

"In Europe and America during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries underwent a radical transformation..." (Starr23) This quote is interesting to me because numerous changes were occurring during this time period. Without any technological advantages in society Europe and America's communications began to grow. This is fascinating because people in this time frame seemed to be catching on that knowledge is power. Once this occurred the feudal society that existed started to crumble and people began to take it upon themself to learn more through journals, newspapers, and even the post office. (Starr 23)


At 12:27 PM, Blogger A. Mattson said...

A good start.

Yes, this was a period of radical transformation. We need to understand that technological innovations occurred in a context of political, religious and economic upheaval. Social forces shaping technological progress.


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