Friday, September 16, 2016

HIST 127 Reading Two Questions

TYPE out the questions and bring them to class for discussion Thurs October 6th / Friday October 7th

Read the introduction and chapters one and two in "The Great Cat Massacre"

Reading Questions for introduction and chapter one:

What does Darnton mean when he talks about “cultural history” as opposed to some other type of history?

How does Darnton use folklore as a historical source?

What is l’histoire immobile? What is the context in which Darnton is using this phrase?

What does Darnton think of psychoanalytic interpretation of fairy tales? Why does he take the position he does?

What are some of the specific concerns that Darnton sees as being addressed through folklore? Make sure to have some specific examples that he uses.

What are some of the distinct differences between the two fairy tales presented in full at the end of the first chapter?

Be able to define:

History
Anthropology
Neologism
Malthusian

Reading Questions for chapter two:

Why does Darnton believe that laughter is a good “entry point” for historical examination?

How does Darnton describe the life of an artisan?

Why do the workers stage “mock” trials during the killing of the cats?

What assumptions do contemporary recruiters and employers make about 18th century workers?

What is the condition of the apprentice at the time of the Great Cat Massacre? Had it changed over the preceding decades? If so, how?

How had the printing trade changed during the second half of the 18th century?

When is an 18th century worker living in what Darton describes as a ‘liminal or fluid state’?

Do organizations for artisans act as a social safety net? How?

What role do festivals play in the lives of French people in the eighteenth century?

What does Darton mean when he describes protests as symbolic?

Be able to define:
Ontological
Metonym
Proletarianization
Reification

HIST 125 Reading Two Questions

TYPE out your answers and bring them to class for discussion on Friday October 7th.

In Suetonisus "The Twelve Caesars" read the lives of Augustus through Nero.

Who is Suetonius? Who did he work for and how long after the events he is describing did he live? How might these issues have colored his writings?

What was the purpose of the first Triumvirate, how did it come about?

How did Caesar gain the support of the people? Do you see examples of the factionalism mentioned in the lecture on Roman politics in this account?

Do you think Caesar would have claimed a crown? Does Suetonius think so?

Why is the second Triumvirate formed?

What is the relationship between Octavian and Marc Antony?

How did Augustus become emperor? What were his qualifications? Why did people accept him as emperor? Which groups of people did he have to win over?

According to Suetonius, what does an emperor do? How did Augustus spend his days?

How does Suetonius portray Augustus once he comes to power? Does he portray Julius and Augustus in different ways? Does he seem to like one more than the other?

Why is Augustus so concerned with the morals of the Romans? Is this concern confined to the aristocracy?

What is the arc of the career of Tiberius? Does Suetonius think Tiberius began as a good emperor?

How does Claudius become emperor? Did he want the job?

How does Suetonius present Claudius?

By the end of the reign of Nero, does it seem that Rome can continue as an empire?

Do you get the impression that Suetonius would prefer the Republic?

Monday, September 12, 2016

HIST 127 Paper One Assignement

PAPER ONE IS DUE FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 30th

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?

If these format instructions are not followed, I will not accept your paper and your grade for the assignment will be a zero.


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 125 Paper One Assignment

PAPER ONE IS DUE FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 30th

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?

If these format instructions are not followed, I will not accept your paper and your grade for the assignment will be a zero.


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 and include a title page and (if you use any outside sources), a works cited page.
4. See the syllabus for the grading scheme for papers.
5. 12 point, Times New Roman font
6. Double spaced

Thursday, August 25, 2016

HIST 127 Map Quiz 3 & 4 Study Guide

Follow the link below to print a practice map

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

1. Confederation of the Rhine
2. France
3. Spain
4. United Kingdom
5. Austria
6. Grand Dutchy of Warsaw
7. Prussia
8. Russian Empire
9. Ottoman Empire
10. Mediterranean Sea
11. Baltic Sea
12. North Sea
13. Bay of Biscay
14. Denmark
15. Sweden
16. Sicily
17. Corsica
18. Sardinia
19. Portugal
20. Ireland

HIST 125 Map Quiz 3 & 4 Study Guide

Follow the link below to print a practice map

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

Be able to locate the following on the map:

1. Rome (city)
2. Carthage (city)
3. Alps Mts.
4. Apennines Mts.
5. Pyrenees Mts.
6. Danube River
7. English Chanel
8. Po River
9. Britain
10. Hispania
11. Adriatic Sea
12. Aegean Sea
13. Tyrrhenian Sea
14. Sicily
15. North Sea
16. Baltic Sea
17. Gaul
18. Rhine River
19. Greece
20. Elbe River

Monday, August 22, 2016

HIST 127 Movie List for Papers

Paper assignment three is a review of a historical film. This link will take you to a site that has instructions on how to structure a review of films for a history class:

http://historymike.blogspot.com/2010/04/tips-on-writing-film-review-for-history.html

Your paper should be a minimum of three pages and a maximum of six pages in length. You may choose one of the following films:

1. “Defiance” directed by Edward Zwick
2. “The Baader Meinhof Complex” directed by Uli Edel
3. “Alexander Nevsky” directed by Sergei Eisenstein
4. “Queen Margot” directed by Patrice Chéreau
5. “Danton” directed by Andrzej Wajda
6. “The Mission” directed by Roland Joffe
7. “The Charge of the Light Brigade” directed by Tony Richardson


HIST 125 Movie List for Papers

Paper assignment three is a review of a historical film. This link will take you to a site that has instructions on how to structure a review of films for a history class:

http://historymike.blogspot.com/2010/04/tips-on-writing-film-review-for-history.html

Your paper should be a minimum of three pages and a maximum of six pages in length. You may choose one of the following films:

1. “Warrior Queen” directed by Bill Anderson
2. “The Lion in Winter” directed by Anthony Harvey
3. “Becket” directed by Peter Glenville
4. “Agora” directed by Alejandro Amenabar
5. “The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc” directed by Luc Besson
6. “The Message: The Story of Islam” directed by Moustapha Akkad
7. “Ironclad” directed by Jonathan English

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/