MidtermReview - MIDTERM REVIEW SHEET The exam, which will...

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MIDTERM REVIEW SHEET The exam, which will be proctored, will take place on Monday March 23 from 2:30 to 4:00 pm in our usual classroom. The exam will consist of 20 short questions about the texts we read and some information from Fulbrook (see below). This is what you should do to prepare for the exam: I. Look at your notes and papers and refresh your knowledge of Tacitus, Hartmann von Aue’s Poor Henry , Luther, Kant’s “What is Enlightenment, Lessing’s Nathan the Wise, Goethe’s Sufferings of Young Werther , and Hoffman’s The Sandman . II. Read or reread Mary Fulbrook’s A Concise History of Germany pages 9 to 22 i.e. Chapter 2: Medieval Germany, and pages 70-95 , i.e. Chapter 4: The age of Absolutism 1648-1815 . Read these chapters as they relate to the midterm review sheet . Note: This means that I do not expect you to memorize every date or every name or every war that Fulbrook mentions (far from it) but I do expect you to a) have a clear sense of the sequence of events and b) to know a little more than purely what is listed on the study sheet (i.e. read Fulbrook too on the topics and figures listed below). III. Study the Midterm Review Sheet Focusing on the following concepts, ideas, dates and people in preparation for the exam will be very useful: Again, don’t memorize these things but understand them and come to the exam prepared to write about them. Deutsch : the term first surfaced in the 8 th century. It referred to the language spoken in the eastern part of the Franconian realm and meant “as the people speak”—as opposed to Latin, the language of scholars. Limes : A limes (or the Limes Romanus) was a border defense or delimiting system of Ancient Rome. It marked the boundaries of the Roman Empire. The Latin noun limes had a number of different meanings: a path or balk delimiting fields, a boundary line or marker, any road or path, any channel, such as a stream channel, or any distinction or difference. In Latin, the plural form of limes is limites. The word limes, hence, was utilized by Latin writers to denote a marked or fortified frontier. This latter sense has been adapted and extended by modern historians concerned with the frontiers of the
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Roman Empire; e.g., Hadrian's wall in north England is sometimes styled the Limes Britannicus, the frontier of the Roman province of Arabia facing the desert is called the Limes Arabicus, and so forth. The stem of limes: limit-, which can be seen in the genitive case, limitis, marks it as the ancestor of an entire group of important words in many languages; for example, English limit and eliminate, "remove over the border." Modern languages have multiplied its abstract formulations. For example, from limit- comes the abbreviation lim, used in mathematics to designate the limit of a sequence or a function: see limit (mathematics). In metaphysics, material objects are limited by matter and therefore are delimited from
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This note was uploaded on 04/22/2009 for the course PHIL 320 taught by Professor Johnson during the Spring '09 term at Montclair.

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