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Feedback for CCOT Fall of Classical Civs WHAP 2008-09 The Prompt: Analyze the cultural and political changes and continuities in ONE of the following civilizations during the last centuries of the classical era: Chinese 100 C.E. to 600 C.E. Roman 100 C.E. to 600 C.E. Indian 300 C.E. to 600 C.E. Abbreviations: C= cultural P= political Triangle symbol = chang H or W = historical context Cont = continuity Dvlp or looks like ‘dulp’ = develop A with a circle = analysis Look closely at the rubric sheet to see what you needed to do in order to meet the criteria. Also, the back of the rubric is the content sheet that was used at the reading/scoring of the essays –look at what you could have written about (and also see what was NOT relevant for the era at the bottom of the sheet). On the Rome essays: - First of all, there was NO republic and no senate and no Julius Caesar or Agustus but there was Christianity in 100 CE. . –. Pull your chronology together a bit to improve. - In general, these essays were good on change but weaker on continuity - Buddhism is NOT in Rome at this time—those” Buddha in a toga statues” were in Asia and as a result of Hellenism - Too many of you missed the whole process of the fall. In 100 CE, Rome was at the height of Pax Romana . Things were good—then it fell—due to several factors (analysis, analysis, analysis!); you also missed a change to talk about the process of Christianity growing, from a small sect though its spread thru missionaries (Paul by the way, was pre-100) to the conversion of Constantine and the Edict of Milan. - and yes, Rome fell— it split yes, but the Eastern Empire is not the Roman empire so Rome fell, and yes, Roman institutions, Roman law, Christianity, those continued in the Byzantine Empire, but the Roman empire fell— On the China essays: - These essays were also good, but with more content issues. - Confucianism is NOT a religion, but it is a BELIEF system/philosophy. - Several people thought Hinduism spread to China –no, silly people –that was BUDDHISM that spread from India to China. - Also, several people wrote of the Indian merchants coming to China & thereby spreading Buddhism –but no again! Remember intermediaries facilitated the spread of religion. - The Central Asian nomads (the Huns, in this case) were NOT Buddhists –they did not convert en masse & were still animists during this time. - Regarding those nomads, sinification of nomads is OFF TOPIC: this essay had to be about China’s changes. This topic can only become relevant if you were to demonstrate how nomads bringing in their culture/ideas changed China …which doesn’t really happen until the Mongols do that way later in the Post Classical Era (with their different ideas about On the India essays: - Generally, these were pretty good—these people realized they had an excellent resource in that PERSIA for India
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This note was uploaded on 04/30/2010 for the course BIOL 203 taught by Professor Hued during the Spring '10 term at Eastern Oregon.

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