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3.      We have been grappling with things related to the Roman Empire ever since the 3rd week of our course.  Drawing from  Chinese and Indian and American (Maya or Inca or Aztec) materials, write an essay in which you identify 4 precise and important ways in which these civilizations reveal behaviors and developments parallel to, but different from, what we see in Rome AND where the differences teach us about the uniqueness of these other histories.  You must include 1 argument from each of the three different regions.  You can point to political issues, or philosophical issues, or economic issues or artistic/architectural issues, or geographical issues, or social issues, or military issues (etc), but you should say something concrete about what you think are the essential differences and how they teach you something positive about these different cultures from Europe, Asia, and the Americas.

4.      In his work, Jared Diamond draws very careful links between cultural development and big geographical factors (specifically the key geographical differences between the Americas and Eurasia).  Identify 4 places in the material of the past 3 weeks, excluding material from the Americas, where von Sivers and/or McGuire build precise arguments about development and civilizations out of geographical considerations.  How exactly do we understand these factors to affect the civilization involved?  Do you see any instances in which the emphasis on geography obscures other important factors?

                                                              

 

T 27-V:  Paleo/Neolithic: VON SIVERS Skim 4-33; read carefully: 10-13, 21-28, 37-40, 62-64.

               visit Lascaux Cave: http://www.lascaux.culture.fr/#/en/00.xml

               Read Smithsonian article on Gobekli Tepe

                        http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history-archaeology/30706129.html

               

W 28-V: Mesopotamia, VON SIVERS 40-47 plus box on 48-49

                Read Epic of Gilgamesh, Prologue + Tablets I – III at

http://www.angelfire.com/tx/gatestobabylon/temple1.html

    Read Prologue, Laws 1-50, Epilogue of Code of Hammurabi in “Text” section at

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/ancient/hamcode.asp

 

R 29-V:  Egypt, VON SIVERS, 47-52, 56-57

View & read about Narmer Palette, both reverse and obverse sides at 

            http://www.reshafim.org.il/ad/egypt/narmer/index.html 

Look at Magical Bricks and Coffin of Meresamun at

http://oi.uchicago.edu/museum/highlights/egypt.html

Read full article on Tut & DNA at

                        http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2010/09/tut-dna/hawass-text

 

 

Week Two

 

M 2-VI: Near East—Assyria, Israel and Phoenicia VON SIVERS 57-60

                        Read Exodus c. 1-22 at http://www.ebible.org/kjv/Exodus.htm

                        Look at Phoenician alphabet at http://www.ancientscripts.com/phoenician.html

                        Skim article, especially 293-296, about the Uluburun shipwreck at

                                    http://www.scribd.com/doc/53923310/Uluburun-Bass-AJA-1986

 

T  3-VI:  Bronze Age Greece and the eastern Mediterranean VON SIVERS, 52-58, 60-62

                        Read Iliad Book 24 available at:

                                    http://records.viu.ca/~johnstoi/homer/iliad24.htm  

                        Read Odyssey Book 9 available at

                                    http://records.viu.ca/~johnstoi/homer/odyssey9.htm  

                        View ALL images of Palace at Knossos, including plans, panoramio, etc:

                                    http://www.greatbuildings.com/buildings/Palace_at_Knossos.html

 

W  4-VI: Classical Greece and Persia  VON SIVERS, 65-66, 199-205

                        Read Herodotus 1.1-15 and 107-130 at

                        http://www.iranchamber.com/history/herodotus/herodotus_history_book1.php

 

 

R 5-VI: Greece VON SIVERS, 205-207, 228-229

                        Look at Overview of Athenian Agora at Agora website:

http://www.agathe.gr/overview/

                        Read Antigone lines 1-541 at

                                    http://www.enotes.com/antigone-text/antigone?start=1

 

Week Three

                       

 

M 9-VI:   Rome VON SIVERS , 208-210

                        Read Livy Histories 1.1 to 1.13 at

                                    http://mcadams.posc.mu.edu/txt/ah/Livy/Livy01.html

                        Read selections from Twelve Tables at

                                    http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/ancient/12tables.html

 

T 10-VI   Rome: VON SIVERS, 210-211

                        Read Achievements of Augustus at

                        http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/ancient/14resgestae.html

                        Read Pliny’s letters about eruption of Vesuvius at

                        http://www.u.arizona.edu/~afutrell/404b/web%20rdgs/pliny%20on%20vesuvius.htm

                        Visit Pompeii’s House of the Vetii at

                        http://hitchcock.itc.virginia.edu/Pompeii/vettii/vettii.html

                        View “General Introduction” and “Additional Comments”

 

W 11-VI:    Rome

                        VON SIVERS, 223-225, 229-232

                        Read Pliny letter about handling of Christians at

                        http://www9.georgetown.edu/faculty/jod/texts/pliny.html

 

Thursday:  No class.  Midterm exam work!

Week Four

 

 

M 16-VI:   China,  VON SIVERS, 98-125; 268-284

                        Read selections from Confucius Analects on “Superior Man” and “Government”

                        : http://classics.mit.edu/Confucius/analects.1.1.html

Selections from the Tao Te Ching #s 2, 3, 5, 8, 11, 17, 22, 28, 31, 53, 57, 60  at

                        http://academic.brooklyn.cuny.edu/core9/phalsall/texts/taote-v3.html

 

T 17-VI    India VON SIVERS 72-95, 236-255

                         Read Kenoyer’s essay on Mohenjo-Daro at

                        http://www.mohenjodaro.net/mohenjodaroessay.html

                         

 

W 18-VI          Islam   VON SIVERS  300-311, 327-334

                        Koran, Suras 54 and 55 at http://quod.lib.umich.edu/k/koran/browse.html

                        Brief outline of life of Muhammad at

                        http://www.oneworldmagazine.org/focus/deserts/hittmai2.htm

 

 

R 19-VI:   Islam +  Sub-Saharan Africa VON SIVERS, 160-177, 462-477

                        Look at websites regarding Great Zimbabwe: 

http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/364/

                        http://www.afritecture.org/tag/shona

 

 

Week Five

 

 

M 23-VI     Americas, The Maya VON SIVERS, 177-188

                        Read first 10 printed pages of Popol Vuh, available at

                                    http://www2.fiu.edu/~northupl/populvuh.html

 

T 24-VI    Americas , Inca and Aztecs  VON SIVERS 188-193, 496-515

                        http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/aztecs1.html

                        http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/1540cieza.html

 

W 25-VI          Christianization & Byzantium VON SIVERS, 212-218 ,311-314

                        Justinian  http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/source/procop-anec1.html

                        Icons: http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/source/johndam-icons.html

 

R 26-VI Mediaeval Europe  VON SIVERS 338-371

Einhard Life of Charlemagne at                  http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/source/einhard1.html

Pope Gregory VII Dictatus Papae

http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/source/g7-dictpap.html

 

 

 

 

Week Six

 

 

M 25-VI Silk Roads & Mongol/Turkish States VON SIVERS, 258-259, 286-288, 529-534

View slideshow at http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/khan1/hd_khan1.htm

Fall of Constantinople 1453 at http://www.greece.org/Romiosini/fall.html

 

 

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