The 17th Century: Gateway to the Modern World

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The key ideas in this 50-minute video lecture is that commerce and trade transformed the seventeenth century, that wars previously fought over religious beliefs transformed into wars over economic resources, and that the quest for goods led to exploration and discovery.

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