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Unformatted text preview: For this essay you must first select one of the following persona: a thirteenth century Muslim trader, a member of the untouchable caste in post-Gupta Indian Hindu society, a Confucian scholar in Song China, a member of the tenth century French aristocracy (the land-owning warrior class), or a peasant or woman from any of the civilizations we have discussed. After selecting your persona, please answer the following question from his or her perspective: Of the of civilizations we have studied since the midterm (Classical Greece, Imperial Rome, Islamic civilization, Western civilization during the Middle Ages, Indian civilization anytime after the fall of the Gupta empire, Sui, Tang, and Song Dynasty China, Inca civilization, and Aztec civilization), in which would you have most liked to have lived, and in which would you least liked to have lived. Why? Please explain your choices by discussing at least four specific aspects of your preferred civilization that you find desirable and four specific aspects of your least favorite civilization that you find undesirable. Be you find desirable and four specific aspects of your least favorite civilization that you find undesirable....
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- Spring '08