21 – The Emperial Mystique

by ProfDave, ©2022 “Table Bay, 1683” by Aernout Smit depicting ships of the Dutch United East India Company (VOC) (Wikimedia Commons, public domain) (May 31, 2022) — Last term we examined in some detail the remarkable expansion of Western civilization across the globe in the 16th century.  We concluded that it rested upon western technological […]