Friday, January 23, 2015

HIST 127 Weekend reading

Read and bring the following with you to class for discussion on Monday January 26/Tuesday January 27

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

Monday, January 12, 2015

HIST 127 Map Quiz Study Guide

This is the study guide for map quiz one and map quiz two. 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.

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

1. Ireland
2. France
3. England
4. Italy
5. Portugal
6. Corsica
7. Sicily
8. Sardinia
9. Mediterranean Sea
10. Baltic Sea
11. North Sea
12. Prussia
13. Poland-Lithuania
14. Sweden
15. Ottoman Empire
16. Black Sea
17. Switzerland
18. Netherlands
19. Denmark
20. Holy Roman Empire

HIST 125 Map Quiz Study Guide

This is the study guide for map quiz one and map quiz two. 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.

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

1. Euphrates River
2. Tigris River
3. Mediterranean Sea
4. Black Sea
5. Caspian Sea
6. Persian Gulf
7. Caucasus Mountains
8. Zagros Mountains
9. Crete
10. Red Sea
11. Upper Egypt
12. Lower Egypt
13. Sinai Peninsula
14. Arabian Peninsula
15. Nile River
16. Asia Minor / Anatolia
17. Greece
18. Aral Sea
19. Mesopotamia
20. Cyprus


HIST 125 Hammurabi Code Assignment

We will discuss your choices in class on Monday January 26th / Tuesday January 27th

Scroll down to the link to 'The Code of Hammurabi'. Pick out and write out five different laws and your analysis of them, explaining 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 115-199 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 125 Reading Assignment one

Gilgamesh Reading Questions:
Type out your answers to the questions. Be sure to include the page numbers where you think the text applies. We will use the questions to guide our discussion. They will be collected at the end of class. Check your syllabus for due dates.

What could the way in which Enkidu is domesticated tell us about the role of women in Mesopotamian society?

What advice does Enkidu give to Gilgamesh and what does this say about Mesopotamian ideals concerning the way to properly rule?

What is the attitude of the epic towards nature (forests, animals, etc.)?

What is the attitude of the epic towards the destruction and neglect of nature (for example in the cutting down of Humbaba’s cedar forest)?

What is the significance and role of the dreams of Enkidu just before his death? What does he see in his vision of the Underworld? What happens there to those who were rich and powerful while alive? What does this imply for people like Gilgamesh and Enkidu?

Why is Gilgamesh so afraid after Enkidu’s death?

Is the character of Gilgamesh transformed over the course of his journeys? According to this epic, what is the best way of life? That of Gilgamesh, or Enkidu, or even Utanapishtim?

Were there any events described in the story with which you were familiar from other more common myths or stories?

HIST 127 Reading Assignment One

Bartoleme de Las Casas Reading Questions:
Type out your answers to the questions. Be sure to include the page numbers where you think the text applies. We will use the questions to guide our discussion. They will be collected at the end of class. Check your syllabus for due dates.

http://www.swarthmore.edu/SocSci/bdorsey1/41docs/02-las.html

1. Do you think Bartolome de Las Casas saw the Indians as fully human or semihuman?

2. Based on de Las Casas’s Account, please describe two effects of the
“Columbian Exchange.”

3. Who was de Las Casas’s Account intended for?

4. What do you think was Father de Las Casas’s ultimate goal when writing this?

5. Can this text be read as an account of more than just the destruction wrought on the human population by the Europeans?
Account?

Define:
Columbian Exchange
Parsimonious
Sequential

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/