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Week 1 Notes 60105
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Class 1 92915 Class Basics Can access websites for classes from Schedule of Classes by typing in professors name and clicking web next to appropriate class Class Website Teacher info TA info office hours COMING SOON Class Files Study guides Paper instructions Sample Papers Reading Guides Class Policies No laptops or cell phones use pen and paper only Cell phones can only be used to record lectures Required to attend lectures notes are not posted online No missed exams without legal documentation ie jury duty doctor s note for being sick jail etc don t switch discussion sections If fount cheating you will fail this class Not just the assignment The whole class Emails only for emergencies see professor during office hours for general questions Grades are not negotiable Based on a point system without curving or rounding No regrades on course paper by professor Submit a formal written page of specific reason you think grading of paper is inappropriate to TA if you believe your paper was graded unfairly Syllabus Discussion sections Start next Monday Oct 5th Attendance is worth 10 of your grade Grade breakdown Midterm 300pts Final 400pts Section Attendance 100 pts Course Project ZOOpts TOTAL 1000pts doesn t curve because it would pull down people s grades because the average is usually around a E Books The Colonizer s Model of the World by M Blaut NEED TO BUY The Broken Spears The Aztec Account of the Conquest of Mexico by Miguel LeonPortilla ed PDF AVAILABLE ONLINE The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism by Max Weber PDF AVAILABLE ONLINE Course Schedule Class 2 Ancient Times READ Ch2 Blaut SKIM Ch 1 Blaut but not tested on it FILM Indus The Unvoiced Civilization Class 3 Middle Ages READ Ch 3 Blaut FILM Islam Empire of Faith POST Instructions for course paper about international news event from different country s perspective Class 4 Conquest of the New World READ Requerimiento distributed in class READ Broken Spears all FILM The Conquistadors Class 5 Conquest of the New World cont READ Martin Luther s 95 Thesis online FILM Baron Munchausen Cass 6 MIDTERM 90 min and then get out early Class 7 Protestant Refromation READ Ch 4 Blaut FILM Elizabeth Class 8 Protestant Reformation cont READ Ch 1 amp2 Weber Class 9 Capitalism READ Ch 3 Weber DUE Term Paper POST Final Exam Review Class 10 Growth of Capitalism and Decline of Feudalism The Emergence of a New Socioeconomic State System READ Ch 5 Weber FINAL Tues Dec 8th from 79pm Historiography Blaut discusses in Ch 2 is the writing of history makes us think about how history is written by people who are always biased in some way and are never 100 objective EXAMPLE Pharaoh Ramses II of Egypt There was a war between the Hytites and the Egyptians in 1274 BC Ramses II the Pharaoh of Egypt at the time led his army into battle Upon returning he had many giant statues of himself built in order to celebrate his victory over the Hytites HOWEVER historically Ramses 11 didn t actually win the battle It was actually a draw in which both sides took major casualties without really any change in territory But now there are a lot of Egyptian artifacts that suggest Ramses 11 won this war This is an example of historiography because it is the Pharaoh writing the history from his perspective which is biased and doesn t actually show the whole story Western Historiography Blaut addresses that the West is particularly biased when writing their own historiographies SEE MAP Blaut argues that the West records the history of the worldquot in a couple simple steps that ignore most of the world 1 Mesopotamia considered the emergence of civilization and the birthplace of everything 2 Greece 3 Rome 4 France 5 England 9 US But the rest of the world isn t worth studying 9 PROBLEM LOOKING AT THE NEW HISTORY OF THE WORLD BY M ROBERTS Chapters 1 Biological Anthropology 2 Ancient Mesopotamia Ancient Egypt 3 Greeks Romans what about Africa India Korea 4 Islam Arab Empires Europe 20pgs on India 20pgs on China 20pgs on Japan back to more Europe 5Rest of the book Europe 9 New World So Blaut was right favors Europe in West and everyone has their own historiography Fables of Superiority of Europe Blaut says the West is misguided by the European Miracle Myth which states that the Europeans were unique and special and that makes them superior to other groups This can be seen in Academia as well as popular culture WATCH CLIP 1 FROM GAME OF THROWNS SEASON ONE Summary of Clip Beautiful blonde white woman comes upon a desert city of Yunkai and is determined to free their slaves and talks to the city s ruler about making a deal Important to note The city s ruler is a Middle Eastern looking man and is portrayed as a bad guy and an enslaver The pretty blonde woman is going out of her way to promote freedom WATCH CLIP 2 FROM GAME OF THROWNS SEASON ONE Summary of Clip Later in the same episode the pretty white lady tells the slaves that they are free and they worship her Important to Note She emphasizes how you have to take your own freedom that it cannot be given to you They worship her as a hero and as a mother HISTORY EQUIVELENT French claimed to be the mother of their colonies they called Indochina but they didn t treat them like children A lot of the times the people were horrifically abused But they told themselves they were freeing them from enslavement MOVIE 300 Background Set during the 5th century BC Based on a real war between the Persian Empire and the Spartans Greek Xerxes King of Persia Leonidas King of Sparta WATCH CLIP FROM 300 CALLED MEETING XERXESquot Summary of Clip A amboyant and decadently dressed Xerxes tries to intimidate the manly Leonidas while Leonidas refuses to bow to the tyrant and speaks of freedom Important to Note Historically Spartans were often acceptably bisexual and owned way more slaves then the Persians They were the actual tyrants Their boys actually had to sneak up on and kill a slave to be considered a man Historically Xerxes grandfather Cyrus actually created the first known doctrine of human rights that called for religious toleration The Persian people also dressed quite conservatively Western civilization likes to think that people in history believed in the same basic principles we believe in now and often portray them believing saying these things This is known as telescoping history