Tuesday, August 19, 2014

HIST 125 Reading Assignment One

Due Monday September 1st.

Scroll down to the link to 'The Code of Hammurabi'. Pick out five different laws and analyze them to see what specific things they can tell us about Mesopotamian society in general. Keep in mind that many of the laws are related to one another. For example, law number 120 may not make sense without knowing what laws 115-119 are about. What that means is that if you just randomly pick some laws without reading the entire work, I will know it when I grade the papers and your work will be graded accordingly.

HIST 127 Reading Assignment One

Due Monday September 1st.

Questions for the Martin Luther primary source readings.

Scroll down to the section ‘Important documents on the Reformation. Read “Martin Luther: Against the Robbing and Murdering Hordes of Peasants” and “Martin Luther: On the Jews and their Lies (excerpts for class discussion)”. You must answer the questions below and print them out and bring them to class with you.

1. How does Luther construct his arguments? What sort of evidence does he use?

2. What are some of the complaints Luther has against the peasants? What sort of actions on their part warrant punishment?

3. What does Luther think is the correct relationship between the peasants and the nobility?

4. How does Luther justify violence against the peasants by the nobility?

5. Why does Luther write his work against the Jews?

6. What are some of his justification for anti-Semitism?

7. What does Luther think should happen to Jewish communities?

8. Does Luther think that conversion to Christianity should fully exonerate a person who was previously of the Jewish faith?

HIST 127 Map Quiz 1-3 study guides

You can print out the blank maps to practice. There are maps in each chapter of the textbook as well as loads of websites online to use while you are studying.

http://www.phschool.com/curriculum_support/map_bank/pdfs/Europe_Westphalia_1648A.pdf

http://www.phschool.com/curriculum_support/map_bank/pdfs/Europe_1812A.pdf

Be able to identify the following on map one (Europe after the Peace of Westphalia):

Holy Roman Empire
Portugal
Corsica
Sardinia
Sicily
Ottoman Empire
Britain
Ireland
France
Poland-Lithuania
Atlantic Ocean
North Sea
Spain
Prussia
Denmark
The Netherlands

Be able to identify the following on map two (Europe in 1812):

Confederation of the Rhine
Austrian Empire
Kingdom of Norway
Kingdom of Sweden
Russian Empire
Mediterranean Sea
Spain
Grand Duchy of Warsaw
Prussia
Baltic Sea
Black Sea
Kingdom of Naples
Gulf of Finland
England
Scotland
Ireland
Kingdom of Italy
Switzerland
France

HIST 125 Map Quiz 1-3 Study guides

There are maps in each chapter of the textbook as well as loads of websites online to use while you are studying. The links below will allow you to print out blank practice maps.

http://www.phschool.com/curriculum_support/map_bank/pdfs/Ancient_Middle_EastA.pdf

http://www.phschool.com/curriculum_support/map_bank/pdfs/w_europe_physicalA.pdf

Be prepared to identify the following on the maps:

Tigris River
Euphrates River
Nile River
Black Sea
Asia Minor/Anatolia
Caspian Sea
Cyprus
Crete
Zagros Mountains
Arabian Peninsula
Sardinia
Corsica
Iberian Peninsula
Italic Peninsula
Britain
Ireland
Iceland
Pyrenees Mountains
Rhine River
Danube River
Mediterranean Sea
Atlantic Ocean
Baltic Sea
North Sea
Tyrrhenian Sea
Sicily
Apennines Mountains
Alps Mountains
Greece
Persian Gulf
Red Sea
Po River
Aral Sea
Aegean Sea
Caucasus Mountains
Rome
Carthage
Athens

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Manifesto of the Communist Party: Full Text



http://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1848/communist-manifesto/

Friday, January 4, 2008

Link to artwork by Hieronymus Bosch



http://www.google.com/images?hl=en&safe=off&q=hieronymus+bosch&um=1&ie=UTF-8&source=univ&ei=jArkTOv2KoGBlAfs_oWCDw&sa=X&oi=image_result_group&ct=title&resnum=3&ved=0CEoQsAQwAg&biw=1024&bih=605

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Selected Letters of Cicero



http://www.fordham.edu/HALSALL/ANCIENT/cicero-letters.html

Voltaire's letters on the English 1778



http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/1778voltaire-lettres.html

Livy's History of Rome: Book 40 Perseus and Demetrius



http://historyofideas.org/toc/modeng/public/Liv6His.html

Memoirs Of The Comtesse Du Barry, with minute details of her entire career as favorite of Louis XV. Written by herself



This is a link through the Gutenbug Project to the full text of this book.

http://ia300205.us.archive.org/0/items/7dbry10/7dbry10.txt

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Important doccuments of the Reformation


http://www.iclnet.org/pub/resources/text/wittenberg/luther/web/ninetyfive.html



The Augsburg Confession
http://www.ctsfw.edu/etext/boc/ac/


Martin Luther: Against the Robbing and Murdering Hordes of Peasants
http://www.historyguide.org/earlymod/peasants1525.html

Martin Luther: On the Jews and their Lies (excerpts for class discussion)
http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/anti-semitism/Luther_on_Jews.html

Martin Luther: On the Jews and Their Lies (Full Text)
http://www.humanitas-international.org/showcase/chronography/documents/luther-jews.htm

Friday, December 28, 2007

Witchcraft Doccuments



Here are some selections from doccuments relating to witchcraft.

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/source/witches1.html

Thursday, August 23, 2007

revocation of the Edict of Nantes


King Louis the XIV revocted the edict in 1685, less than 100 years after his grandfather Henry IV had proclaimed it.



Robert Bellarmine: Letter on Galileo's Theories, 1615

Galileo's letter of 1614 to the Grand Duchess Christina Duchess of Tuscany was not widely known, and was ignored by Church authorities. When a year later the Carmelite provincial Paolo Foscarini supported Galileo publicly by attempting to prove that the new theory was not opposed to Scripture, Cardinal Robert Bellarmine, as "Master of Controversial Questions," responded.

Copernicus: The Revolutions of the Heavenly Bodies


Nicholas Copernicus was born February 19, 1473, in Poland. He entered the University of Krakow in 1491, then in 1495 went to Padua and studied medicine. In 1500 he was called to Rome and took the chair of mathematics there. He began to believe that the earth went round the sun about 1507 and from that time until his death worked, more or less intermittently, on his exposition of his theory. He delayed the publication of this exposition because of fear of being accused of heresy. Copernicus died May 24, 1543, just as his book was published. The knowledge of the time was not sufficient to prove his theory; his great argument for it was from its simplicity as compared to the epicycle hypothesis.


Monday, January 1, 2001

PRACTICE MAPS



This is a link to the blank maps that are used for the map quizes.

http://www.phschool.com/curriculum_support/map_bank/