Historical Argument Papers 2012

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Historical Argument Papers These essays are exercises in persuasive historical argumentation. They are 4-5 pages long and respond to questions about the primary source readings. Your essay should make an argument and be persuasive. Put the question you are answering on your paper. Assignments are given for all five primary source readings; however you may choose to complete any TWO of these five assignments, of which ONE must be before week 9. 15% each; due in section in weeks 3, 5, 8, 10, 12 Primary Sources: Prokopios: Secret History with Related Texts trans. Anthony Kaldellis due week 3 Chronicle of Theophanes : trans. Harry Turtledove due week 5 Constantine Porphyrogenitos De Administrado Imperio , trans. Romily Jenkins due week 8 Digenis Akritas : Two-Blood Border Lord, Denison Hull due week 10 Alexiad Anna Komnene, trans. Peter Frankopan due week 12 Your essay should be based on your reading and analysis of the primary source, not on the introductions or other secondary scholarly interpretations. These are not research papers, but argumentative essays based on source analysis. The introductions are not part of the reading assignment. Questions: Historical Argument Papers need to respond to questions that are debatable and specific to the text. The questions provided should work well. If you want to answer another question that you design, you must get approval of your question in writing from your teaching assistant at least THREE business days prior to the due date. Prokopios: Secret History with Related Texts
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