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Biographical Paper Proposal Nathan Aime HIST122 Western Civilization since the Thirty Years’ War Brian Carey 25 February 2011
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Siddhārtha Gautama Siddhārtha Gautama, born in the sixth century BC, was a spiritual teacher who founded Buddhism and is also regarded as a god or prophet in other world religions or denominations, including Hinduism, Ahmadiyya Islam and the Bahá'í faith. The impact Siddhārtha Gautama had on the development of world history is seen today as Buddhism in its various forms remains the most widespread of the ancient religions in eastern Asia and has also begun to spread to entirely new regions including a significant minority of Buddhists in the United States of America and in Europe. Outline 1. Introduction 2. Where and when was Siddhārtha Gautama born? Were there any persons or events in his early life which you believe helped shape this individual’s legacy? 3. Describe his educational background and religious/political leanings and affiliations. Did
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Unformatted text preview: this belief system evolve or change during his lifetime? If so, how and why? 4. Did this person have a “cause”? If so, what was it and how successful was he in pursuing it. What obstacles were overcome? Who were this person’s allies and enemies in pursuit of this cause? Give historical examples. 5. What was his impact or place in regional or world history? 6. Conclusion Bibliography Asma, Stephen T. Why I Am a Buddhist. Charlottesville, VA: Hampton Roads Pub., 2010. Germano, David, and Kevin Trainor. Embodying the Dharma: Buddhist relic veneration in Asia. Albany, N.Y. : State University of New York Press, 2004. Gombrich, Richard. What the Buddha thought. Oakville, CT : Equinox Pub., 2009. Mckay, J. P., Hill, B. D., Buckler, J., Ebrey, P. B., Beck, R. B., Crowston, C. H., & Wiesner-Hanks, M. E. A History of World Societies . 8th ed. Boston, MA: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2009. Too, Lillian. The Buddha Book. New York: Gramercy Books, 2003....
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