Western Civilizations 9/28
We have a limited amount of information about Celsus. What can we learn about Celsus
and his views from Origen of Alexandria? Think about the questions we use in
examining primary sources when addressing this top
Can we create a definition of Europe that is essentially accurate and useful?
The characteristics, development and geographic boundaries of Europe and its people and
past are certainly not concrete. The words Western
Western Civilizations 10/11
What is Pirennes theory about how the Muslim conquest affected the Mediterranean world?
How can his theory be tested?
Islamic Conquests and Their Effects on Europe
Many scholars, along with historian Henri Piren
Short Paper #7
Section 4 10/27
Discuss the emerging definition of the West as the civilization of Latin Christendom and
the inclusion or exclusion of Jews and Judaism from such a definition.
Jews in the Christian West
When the Roman Empire
Integrated Exercise 1- Alexander
Even though Plutarch is writing about the life of Alexander centuries after he
lived, the abundance of new information he presents about Alexander qualities it as a
crucial primary sour
9/20 - How can historians use works of art, like Iphigenia in Tauris, to understand the
Greek history and culture?
Unlike pottery, fine art or even historical documents, plays offer historians a great
deal of insight
Short paper #9 (Lim 14)
Western Civilizations 11/30
Whats different about Copernicus and Galileos approach to their descriptions of the
universe? What evidence do they use to support their claims?
Both Copernicus and Galileo were famous fo
Western Civilizations 10/25
Short Paper 6
Based on the sources in this chapter, evaluate the Latin Christians interactions with Jews,
Byzantines and Muslims. How were they similar and different? (Lim 10)
During the period where the Crusade
Lim Chapter 13- 11/28
According to Montaigne, who is more savage, the Europeans or the inhabitants of the
In Montaignes most famous essay, Of Cannibals, he describes the culture of the
inhabitants of the Americas, and in par
Western Civilizations 10/20
Compare the role that religion played in the formation of the identity of the people of
the Arabs (chapter 8).
The first people to convert to and follow the teachings of Muhammad were the
Arabs who inhabited the
Western Civilizations Short Paper #10
In the two woodcuts in source 6, what similarities and differences do you see between the
depictions of Jews and Muslims? Why are they portrayed this way?
The two woodcuts, which were used to spr