Monday, April 27, 2015

HIST 125 Final Exam Study Guide

HIST 125 Final Exam Study Guide

The Black Death was an enormous demographic catastrophe in Western Europe. Explain how this crisis affected different members of society.

Explain the classical revival that took place in Italy during the period historians refer to as the Renaissance. What were some of the effects on art, politics, and the economy?

Explain the causes and major events of the Hundred Years War. Why do some historians refer to the end of this conflict as “the end of the middle ages”?

What are some of the reasons that historians believe there was more class conflict and religious conflict after the Black Death of the 1350s and 1360s?

The Byzantine Emperor Justinian had a long reign that included many accomplishments? What were these accomplishments, who were some of the important individuals that Justinian relied on for support, and what were some of the long term effects?

What were some of the underlying factors that caused the decline of civil government in the Western half of the Roman Empire starting in the third century of the Common Era?

Who were the ‘barbarians’ and what kinds of relations did Romans and barbarians have in Late Antiquity?

What were the most important factors in the rise of the Arab peoples and the Islamic faith?

What were some of the hallmarks of vernacular culture in the High Middle Ages?

Eremitic monasticism
Edict of Milan
Council of Nicaea
Carolingian Renaissance
Joan of Arc
Babylonian Captivity of the Papacy
Linear perspective
Magna Carta
Papal Monarchy
Francis of Assisi
Jan Hus
Hanseatic League
Desiderius Erasmus
Johann Gutenberg
Great Schism
Golden Bull

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.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Final Map Quiz Study Guide: All Sections

This is the study guide for map quiz seven. The link below will take you to a practice map you can print out. The maps can be found in the textbook. There are also tons of maps on the web.

Here is a link to the blank practice map:

1. China
2. India
3. Brazil
4. Iran
5. Afghanistan
6. Iraq
7. Korea (N.&S)
8. Somalia
9. Pakistan
10. Sudan

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Manifesto of the Communist Party: Full Text

Friday, January 4, 2008

Link to artwork by Hieronymus Bosch

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Selected Letters of Cicero

Voltaire's letters on the English 1778

Livy's History of Rome: Book 21 on Hanibal

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.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Important doccuments of the Reformation

The Augsburg Confession

Martin Luther: Against the Robbing and Murdering Hordes of Peasants

Martin Luther: On the Jews and their Lies (excerpts for class discussion)

Martin Luther: On the Jews and Their Lies (Full Text)

Friday, December 28, 2007

Witchcraft Doccuments

Here are some selections from doccuments relating to witchcraft.

Monday, August 27, 2007

The Malleus Maleficarum

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


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