Monday, August 31, 2015

HIST 125 Paper One Assignment

Paper Assignment One is due Friday September 18th.

Pericles Speech Paper:

Read the following section from Thucydides.

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/ancient/pericles-funeralspeech.asp

What is Pericles saying about the power of the state compared to the power of the individual? What does Pericles consider as priorities for the state? What would Pericles consider a good citizen, and how does this fit with what you know about Greek ideas about citizenship?

1. Use footnotes for direct quotation and also when using a thought, concept, or idea that is not your own. A paper without any citations will be given back and you will have one day to add them or receive a failing grade. In a paper of this length extensive quotation is unacceptable.
2. Your paper should have a clear thesis, body, and conclusion.
3. Your paper should be 3-5 pages in length.
4. See the syllabus for the grading scheme for papers
5. 12 point, Times New Roman font
6. double spaced

HIST 127 Paper Assignment One

Paper Assignment One is due on Friday September 18th.

Read the following selection:

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/1687domat.html

In the selection from On Social Order and Absolute Monarchy, Jean Domat describes his ideas about Absolutism. Why does Domat believe that Absolutism is a superior system? Does the theory of absolutism absolve rulers from any responsibility? How does absolutism reflect what we have seen in some of the monarchs we have already discussed in class? Use examples from the primary source to support your answer. What metaphors does the author use to explain Absolutism?

1. Use footnotes for direct quotation and also when using a thought, concept, or idea that is not your own. A paper without any citations will be given back and you will have one day to add them or receive a failing grade. In a paper of this length extensive quotation is unacceptable.
2. Your paper should have a clear thesis, body, and conclusion.
3. Your paper should be 3-5 pages in length.
4. See the syllabus for the grading scheme for papers
5. 12 point, Times New Roman font
6. double spaced

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Link to documentary on the Armenian Genocide

This is a link to the documentary we watched some of in class. I encourage you to finish watching.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLyrpaTKCCE

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 21 on Hanibal



http://mcadams.posc.mu.edu/tXt/ah/Livy/Livy21.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

Monday, August 27, 2007

The Malleus Maleficarum



http://www.malleusmaleficarum.org/

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/