– These questions are designed to help you think about some of
the key issues we have discussed in class so far. Understanding the answers to these
questions will help you prepare for the exam and any essay I might give you.
1. The notion of the “Orient Express” and the “European Miracle” created a
Western historiography that placed Europeans as the most civilized or
advanced of all people. What are the differences between these two
perspectives? What are the similarities?