Read chapters 31-32 of the volume below, pp. 565-668. As you do so, pay particular attention to the sections that discuss the Near East, Europe, the Indian Subcontinent, and the Americas.
Consider the following questions as you complete your reading:
- Which powers contested for dominance during this period?
- What was life like for ordinary people in Europe in the 1600s and 1700s?
- What was the Treaty of Westphalia and what impact did it have in Europe?
- What was the impact of plague?
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