|Perfect Number of Pages to Order||5-10 Pages|
book name (.R. McNeill, The Webs of Human Kind: A World History. Seagull Edition, Volume 1. New York: W.W. Norton, 2021. ISBN: 9780393417555)
In the following topics (1, 2, 3, 4) what topic(s) interested you most and/or surprised you?
What topic Would you have liked to learn more about out of general interest? What would you consider the “Muddiest” topic, subject, or point that you would like further clarification on?
Lastly, what have you Taken from the course so far that would be of use to you in the future, i.e., subject matter knowledge, time-Management skills, analytical skills, etc.?
The Topics are:
1- West End of Old World Web:
New Patterns Power/Faith, 200-800 (Rome & the Sassanid Empire in Persia
Byzantium (The Byzantine Empire) Emperor Justinian’s Rule, Christian Schisms: Manicheanism, Christian Schisms: Iconoclastic Controversy, Monasticism, St. Augustine of Hippo, Muhammad & Emergence of Islam, Sunni & Shi’ite Beliefs,
Umayyad and Abbasid Caliphates)
2- East End of Old World Web:
China & Neighbors, 200 to 1400 (Sui Dynasty in China,Tang Dynasty in China, Tibetan Empire, Srivijaya Malay Empire, Korean Peninsula’s Relationship to China, Japan’s Relationship to China, China’s Northern & Southern Song Dynasties, Chinggis (Ghengis) Khan in Asia ,Khubliai Khan in China)
3- Forging an Indian Ocean World:
South Asia, Southeast Asia, & East Africa, ) Indian Ocean Trade & Entrepots
Ibn Battuta in Africa, Swahili Coast & Great Zimbabwe, Indian Ocean Slavery & Zanj Revolt, Gupta Dynasty, Hindu Varna & Ahimsa, Code of Manu & Sati, Bhagavad Gita & Ramayana, Bhakti Movement, Satakatraya, Mahmud of Ghazni, Chola Kingdom, Delhi Sultanate.)
4- West End of Eurasia & West
Africa, 800-1400) Cultural Flowering in the Islamic World Sufi Movement Seljuk Turks, Fatimids