HHS 123[C]: Fall 2009

EuroHist-Early

M/W 10:00 to 11:15 AM

Pierce 218

 

 

 

 

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European Social and Cultural History – to 1500

 

 

Daniel Newsome Presiding

Office: M333 (Pierce-Morton)

Consultations before class or by appointment.

email: HHS123F09@mifami.org

 

 

 

 

 


Class Policies

[A description of how this class will be organized and graded.]

 

eLibrary

[This like takes you to the index of the eLibrary]

 

REFRESH ME

 Last Update: 12/18/09 12:00 AM

This is not a static page and should be refreshed frequently in order to see the most recent updated version.

Check with the Assignment links for details on the readings.  Please report any inconsistencies.

Week

Dates

Topic

Assignment Links and Other Information

0

8/31- 9/2

Early Humans in Europe

Assignment 0: Wed: Davies, Diamond, and Fountain.

1

9/9

short week

Northern European, Pre-Hellenic and Roots of European Languages.

Assignment 1: Celts, Cretans, and historical Myceneans & Languages of Europe

Bulliet pp. 70-74, 88-93. Davies: 83-94.  Watkins PDF. ...and more. 

Special Report on Carbon dating and other ways to date things.

2

9/14-16

The Foundation of Greek Culture:

Hellas 1

Homer

Creation Myths (Fire, Knowledge)

Assignment 2: Greek Origins, Homer (Polyphemus as contrast to civilization.)

Davies: 95-115 [Black Athena on p. 138 box]

Oxford Classical Dictionary excerpts

...and more!

Special Report: Black Athena and the genetic origins debate.

3

9/21-23

Greek 2:

Euphronius, Plato

more Homer

Assignment 3: Euphronius, Sarpedon, Etruscan tombs, Archeology, Tomb Robbing, Hospitality, Gender, Citizenship, Plato's Republic-Women and the cave. Davies: 115-133: Drama, Music, Science, Alpha-beta, Math, Stoics, Sport, Government, and Sparta.

4

9/28-30

Last week of Hellas and the

Foundations of Rome

(753 – 509 BC)

Assignment 4: quiz....

pp.133-153 in Davies... and more.

5

10/5-7

Republican Rome

(509 – ca. 27 BC)

Assignment 5:  Davies pp. 153-192.  Hannibal, Cincinatus, clothing, and pirates.

REFRESH [RELOAD] this and the assignment pages every time you think of it.

6

10/13-14

Tues. is Mon.

Late Roman Empires (Western and Eastern) and Early Christianities

(1st – 6th – 15th Centuries AD)

Assignment 6: Davies: pp. 192-212. Masada, Josephus, the games, the martyrs, the horror. Peutinger's Map.  Origins and forms of the earliest Western Christianities and 1st century Judaism. 

7

10/19-21

Midpoint

Early Christianities - Gnosis

First Exam

Assignment 7: More Early Christianity, Gnostic Christianity and the conversion of Constantine.

8

10/26-28

 

Early to Middle Middle Ages

 

Assignment 8 Late Rome to Byzantium, Early Islam

Davies: pp. 238-258

Magic, Astrology, Birth of Muhammad and Islam.

9

11/2-4

The Middle Middle Ages

The First Crusade

Assignment 9 Tech, Ag, Feudalism, Millennialism, Chivalry, Legend. First Crusade

Davies: 251-258, 270-273, 279-280, and 282-283.

Daniel on Medieval Weaponry.

10

11/9-11

The Middle Middle Ages

and Islamic Philosophical Renaissance

Assignment 10: Jerusalem 1099.  Islam's glory years.  Ibn Tufail. Anselm's Ontological Argument and Rational Religions. Thomas Aquinas and Co., 1277, Late Crusades, new ideas

Presentations: Dante's Hell and Witches and More Witches

11

11/16-18

 

Economics, Sin, and Bubos

Assignment 11: Ottomans, Plague, Usury and Sin, Kabala-alabaK

Davies: 383-401 and 401-417

Italian Banking-Giotto-usury and a Chapel for sin.

Presentations: economy and plague and monsters

12

11/23

short week

 

University, God, and Perspective

Assignment 12: Science, philosophy, education, arts

Davies: 417-435

Grant reading on Universities.

Presentations: beverages and torture and economics

 

11/25-29

Break

Break

13

11/30-12/2

Exploration: 1492 and The Conquest of the Americas

Assignment 13: Columbus and First Contact, Mercator, Magellan(sp.), Cortez...  D'Ailly

Davies: 435-457, 469-482

First Contact chapter from 1491.

Presentations: Exploration, ... architecture and art and ???

14

12/7-9

Early to Middle Renaissance and Warfare.

Assignment 14: Guns and Ammo.   How to apply history to US ... or not.

 

Final

 

12/21/09

8:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.  P120

Final Instructions for HHS123C -The Final has now been posted.  REFRESH if you don't find it.

Schedule for the take home final is from the 18th to the 20th, the full 72 hours (18th + 19th + 20th).  I suggest you download PDFs and such that you think might be useful before that time so that you don't stress out the server.  All back assignments are due by the 21st: the 5 short "essays" and the longer final paper.  Email me if you have a question @ HHS123F09@mifami.org.  See Class Policies for a description of the final paper.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is the only book you need to buy:

 

-Davies, Norman. Europe: A History. New York: Oxford University Press, 1996. [Any edition will be fine.]  It should cost in the neighborhood of $25.

     I ordered it for the bookstore, but it may be late in arriving.  You could also order it online:

            http://www.amazon.com/Europe-History-Norman-Davies/dp/0060974680/ref=cm_cr_pr_pb_t

            http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Europe/Norman-Davies/e/9780060974688/?itm=1

 

-All other class readings will be provided via this web site and/or the assignment page links. 

 

-Specific projects may require additional materials not contained in the Stevens library or from the class PDFs or photocopies. Seek my help if you are ever having trouble finding a source that you want, even if is for another class.  One of the things to learn in this class is how to find sources.


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