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    16th-17th Century Prior ... Economy. Dessie is located along Ethiopian Highway 2. It has postal service (a post office was established in the 1920s), and telephone ...

  2. The 17th century falls into the Early Modern period of Europe and in that continent was characterized by the Dutch Golden Age, the Baroque cultural movement, the French Grand Siècle dominated by Louis XIV, the Scientific Revolution, and The General Crisis.

  3. In the 17th century the Dutch – traditionally able seafarers and keen mapmakers – began to trade with the Far East, and as the century wore on, they gained an increasingly dominant position in world trade, a position previously occupied by the Portuguese and Spanish. In 1602, the Dutch East India Company (VOC) was founded.

  4. The European Witch Craze of the 14th to 17th Centuries: A Sociologist's Perspective' Nachman Ben-Yehuda Hebrew University of Jerusalem From the early decades of the 14th century until 1650, continental Europeans executed between 200,000 and 500,000 witches, 85% or more of whom were women. The character and timing of these exe-

  5. Capitalism, economic system, dominant in the Western world since the breakup of feudalism, in which most means of production are privately held and production, prices, and incomes are determined by markets. Learn more about the history and development of capitalism in this article.

  6. Italy - Italy - Economy: The Italian economy has progressed from being one of the weakest economies in Europe following World War II to being one of the most powerful. Its strengths are its metallurgical and engineering industries, and its weaknesses are a lack of raw materials and energy sources. More than four-fifths of Italy’s energy requirements are imported. Nonetheless, the chemical ...

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