REN340H1: Travel, Trade, and Difference in the Renaissance World


The Renaissance is when the world became truly global. In this course, we examine how the production of stories, knowledge, and ideas was affected by early globalization. In particular, we explore cross-cultural encounters and exchanges established between early modern Asia, Africa, the Americas, and Europe along networks of trade, imperialistic expansion, and oppression. We will pay particular attention to how early globalization was shaped by power structures and by the intersection of race, class, religion, and gender.

Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)