Family, David Herlihy, Feb. 1991
David Herlihy, an American historian, explores the coining of the word family as the
term to describe domestic relations during the period of the Middle Ages. He first introduces his
case by asking, What did the anc
In the early 15th century the Portuguese began making dramatic breakthroughs in
exploration and colonization. Led by Prince Henry the Navigator (1394-1460), the Portuguese
gained a foothold in northern Africa and thus moved farther south. A Portuguese
Explain why the Roman Empire ran so smoothly from the reign of Augustus until ca.
180 CE at the end of the reign of the emperor Marcus Aurelius. What does Kishlansky
write to explain the empires success? (20 points).
One of the most important docume
Breaking and Evolving from the Medieval World
Jacob Burckhardt, a 19th century historian, believed that the Renaissance (1350-1550)
marked the beginning of modern history. Burckhardt asserted that 15th century Italians developed
a new, self-conscious mind
In reading the section of Chapter 2 of Kishlansky about Sparta, briefly discuss how
Sparta educated its warrior class and how they lived. Why do you think that
compared to Athenian women, Spartan women played a more prominent role in
Roman Empire Evolved into Medieval Rome
Starting in the 4th century, Rome began a period of rapid change. Many reforms under the
ruling of Emperors Diocletian and Constantine transformed the empire from political and social
upheaval to a well-functioning
The Iliad as a Great Irony
The War That Killed Achilles by Caroline Alexander presents a non-traditional
interpretation of the classic Greek epic, the Iliad. Though the Iliad is commonly considered a
glorious epic on war, Alexander argues that it is quite
Once Upon a Quinceaera
Once Upon a Quinceaera
1. What is a Quince?
It is a celebration of a girl passing into womanhood with an elaborate, ritualized fiesta
on her fifteenth birthday.
2. What is the signif
1. Cite two examples from the reading that indicate US intervention in Latin-American.
The U.S. has control over Puerto Rico.
In the Mexican War, the U.S. stationed troups in New Mexico.
2. Identify the following:
a. La Fortaleza
Defensive structure built
The Decision to Drop the Bomb
By the start of the 1920s many researchers started to work on the separation of an atom.
This was important because without this research ever starting the atomic bomb would have
never been created. After Hitler got word of t