European Civilization from the Renaissance to the Present (Berkeley): Week 1.

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We'll kick off ILX – U with the first two lectures from the Thomas Lacquer iteration of the course, because iTunes provides both audio and video lectures. There's a slightly older Margaret Anderson section here but we'll primarily use the following:

iTunes audio
iTunes video
youtube

Let's kick off with lectures one and two this week (9/30-10/6).

remy bean, Friday, 30 September 2011 16:44 (eight years ago) link

no toga party?

Ravaging Rick Rude (a hoy hoy), Friday, 30 September 2011 16:54 (eight years ago) link

Downloading lecture #1 to listen to at work tonight. Already feel smarter.

Ravaging Rick Rude (a hoy hoy), Friday, 30 September 2011 16:59 (eight years ago) link

heh i was already watching these! i'm on lecture 7 now

banana mogul (goole), Friday, 30 September 2011 17:56 (eight years ago) link

the first hour of these kinds of courses are always kind cruddy

banana mogul (goole), Friday, 30 September 2011 17:56 (eight years ago) link

yeah always

it's only nice when you're an actual student and you know you won't have any real work that day

iatee, Friday, 30 September 2011 17:59 (eight years ago) link

wait i have to watch as well? i cant do that at work :(

Ravaging Rick Rude (a hoy hoy), Friday, 30 September 2011 20:09 (eight years ago) link

no, you can watch, but the audio lectures are posted above as well

remy bean, Friday, 30 September 2011 23:14 (eight years ago) link

Lecture 1 has taught me that California archetecture isn't very original.

Ravaging Rick Rude (a hoy hoy), Saturday, 1 October 2011 06:25 (eight years ago) link

I love his cadence, and when he laughs at his own jokes. First lecture a little disjointed, but def. interesting. I'mma gonna go search for reading list.

remy bean, Saturday, 1 October 2011 17:52 (eight years ago) link

SYLLABUS HERE and various versions of the textbook here

remy bean, Saturday, 1 October 2011 18:06 (eight years ago) link

I'm in this too, dl'd on my ipod for tomorrow

iatee, Monday, 3 October 2011 05:50 (eight years ago) link

Am gonna listen to this tonight/tomorrow.

will eat pudding (ENBB), Monday, 3 October 2011 15:01 (eight years ago) link

Lecture 2: The "Renaissance" in Western and World History

Petrarch – Letters – http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/source/petrarch1.asp

Alberti – On Family – http://www.thecaveonline.com/APEH/renaissancedocument.html#alberti

Lecture 3: The State as a Work of Art

Machiavelli - Excerpts from The Prince – http://www.constitution.org/mac/prince00.htm

Lecture 4: "New" Worlds, "New" Peoples, "New" Goods

Las Casas - The Destruction of the Amerindians - (pp. 75-84) - http://books.google.com/books?id=855OHADOjJYC&lpg=PA42&dq=A%20short%20account%20of%20the%20destruction%20of%20the%20Indies&pg=PA41#v=onepage&q&f=false

Diaz - The True History of the Conquest of New Spain (pp. 99-101) - http://chnm.gmu.edu/worldhistorysources/sources/conquestofnewspain.html

Mendoza - The History of the Great and Mightie Kingdom of China (pp. 90-93) - http://www.archive.org/stream/historyofgreatmi14151gonz#page/n17/mode/2up

Watts, "Science, Religion, & Columbus’s Enterprise of the Indies" (pp. 286-290) - http://www.jstor.org/pss/25162774

Juan Ginés de Sepúlveda – "On the Reasons for the Just War among the Indians" (1547) - https://docs.google.com/viewer?url=http://www.tau.ac.il/Anti-Semitism/events/e000031.pdf

remy bean, Monday, 3 October 2011 15:18 (eight years ago) link

I like the prof too.

iatee, Monday, 3 October 2011 21:18 (eight years ago) link

2nd lecture audio file is annoyingly quiet, having trouble following it w/ outside noise. annoying.

iatee, Monday, 3 October 2011 22:12 (eight years ago) link

yeah, i had to crank it

remy bean, Monday, 3 October 2011 22:15 (eight years ago) link

hey remy, maybe as thread starter you should listen ahead and think of discussion points during the week, maybe? have it be like the thread is the seminar after the lecture, where we discuss what we are learning?

Ravaging Rick Rude (a hoy hoy), Wednesday, 5 October 2011 12:30 (eight years ago) link

that's a good idea

iatee, Wednesday, 5 October 2011 14:01 (eight years ago) link

o shit now I have to do it w/ financial markets

iatee, Wednesday, 5 October 2011 14:01 (eight years ago) link

I am catching up. Listening to the lectures now. I really like this guy!

Juggy Brottleteen (ENBB), Thursday, 6 October 2011 13:31 (eight years ago) link

He's super engaging. I'll start w/ discussion prompts for next week – I'm a bit snowed under here. Maybe we can just start out by listing things we've learned/what's new to us?

I was interested to learn about the different governance structures operating immediately prior to the renaissance, how city states, independently run cities, nascent countries, the holy roman empire, various small ancestral territorialities and the church all vied for land and authority. While I knew that the borders of Europe (obv) shifted a lot, I didn't know that they weren't close to contiguous until relatively late in the game. Also the central trading corridor (to Constantinople?) makes a lot of sense as a defining line between East/West

remy bean, Thursday, 6 October 2011 13:39 (eight years ago) link

Oh man I need to catch up already, how'd I not spot this till now

 (silby), Thursday, 6 October 2011 16:03 (eight years ago) link

I love when professor gets laughing or distracted and talking about biking

remy bean, Thursday, 6 October 2011 16:04 (eight years ago) link

Documents more worthwhile than textbooks if you only had to pick one, obv, but does uh, anybody have a bead on a PDF of the textbook?

,(.__.)/ (silby), Friday, 7 October 2011 01:09 (eight years ago) link

are we going to have a Week 2 thread or

Ravaging Rick Rude (a hoy hoy), Wednesday, 12 October 2011 09:36 (eight years ago) link

yes, is this ongoing in any way? Whereabouts are people with it?

you don't exist in the database (woof), Monday, 24 October 2011 15:04 (eight years ago) link

(I listened to some lectures in the wrong order because I was confused. So I'm listening in the right order now, but have had to go back to the second lecture, on the renaissance.)

you don't exist in the database (woof), Monday, 24 October 2011 15:08 (eight years ago) link

I think we're sticking to one thread per class?

iatee, Monday, 24 October 2011 19:05 (eight years ago) link

ilx downtime killed momentum imo

Ravaging Rick Rude (a hoy hoy), Tuesday, 25 October 2011 20:04 (eight years ago) link

yeah that's for sure

medium rear (silby), Tuesday, 25 October 2011 21:42 (eight years ago) link


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