Hist. 226 Spring 2015 Weeks 5 & 6
Material evidence: MAPS (of real and imaginary places and peoples) & CASE STUDIES IN DIPLOMACY
WEEK 5) Europe in a Wider World, ch. 5 “The Age of Reformation for topic: Wars between Protestants and Catholics: new religious map of Europe and the globe.
Brotton, Mapping, ch. 4 on diplomacy on Spice Islands. Respond over long weekend to Crossroads.oxy.edu exercise on “Telling Tales” before Wed.
M Feb 16 Holiday
W Feb. 18 Student paragraphs due on student papers. In a paragraph, indicate thesis and evidence to support thesis. Consider whether paper refutes any other alternative viewpoints. Discussion of first encounters with Asia . Lecture on “Telling Tales in Abraham Ortelius” handout of bibliography and of translations especially on map of paganism in Russia and among Tartars.
F Feb. 20 Lecture and discussion on “Brotten Trading Territories: Mapping the Early Modern World (on reserve), ch. 4, on diplomacy on Spice Islands Lecture on “Ortelius’s first 3 historical map for 1579 edition” (see antiquarian maps under Ortelius at Horowitz website: http://faculty.oxy.edu/horowitz/Ortelius/v1/ortelius.html )
WEEK 6) Wider World, ch. 6 “The Great Powers in Conflict” and review Chronology, maps, see suggestions for further reading especially sources.
M Feb. 23 The tensions between the West and the Ottoman Turks: from conquest of Constantinople to the battle of Lepanto
W Feb.25. Introduction to Thomas More’s Utopia
F. Feb. 27 Review for exam Bring in a sample 2 paragraphs on your choice--relate 1 very specific item to a general movement or to another item (use document analysis form above). Feedback on how to improve for the exam on question you designed. Format for typing at college PCs: 25 minute essay (films, Erasmus, Las Casas, Montaigne) and 5 IDs (pick 1 out of 2) mainly on Wider World, aspects emphasized in lecture and in Mapping, ch. 1 intro, color maps, assignment in ch. 3, ch. 4.