4 pages ): choose five H u m a n i t i e s
TYPE-WRITTEN PAGES, DOUBLE SPACE, 12 FONT, REASONABLE MARGINS. QUOTES SHOULD BE ACCOMPANIED BY PROPER CITATIONS.
Prompt 1(4 pages):
How was society organized throughout most of western Europe in the eleventh and
twelfth centuries? Discuss the nature of the relationship between lord and vassal and lord
and peasant. What rights and obligations did these bonds entail? What role did towns
play in this world? What new values did the bourgeoisie inject into the “feudal” world?
What sort of society resulted from these arraignments? How did these relationships
change over time and why? Are there such relations today? How are they similar, how
are they different?
This question asks you to summarize: the nature of the bonds between lord and vassal
and lord and peasant. Explain how the entire structure of feudal society came about, what
purpose it fulfilled, who benefitted from it, how it changed over time. Go beyond
repeating the lecture. Use the outlines. Advance your own thoughts and interpretations.
You will use the pdf called SourceA.pdf as your reference to answer this question only please and only use the first chapter which is the first 8 pages ONLY. It’s very important to only use the first 8 pages to answer this question. On the doc it will say pages 25-32 which are the first 8 pages. NO WEB SITE REFERENCES
Prompt 2 (4 Pages): Choose five of the following. Answer in a paragraph.(around 1/3 to half a page):
For this prompt I have already chosen the 5 questions for you to answer and these are the 5 questions you must answer each one being 1/3 to half a page. Also
C. What is the main point of Jacques Le Goff’s article on “Merchant’s Time and Church’s
Think about where does time come from? Can merchants charge for the time it takes to carry
their merchandise from one place to the other. Think of the different ways medieval people
experienced time. Who came on top in the end?
(WHICH YOU CAN FIND IN SOURCE A DOCUMENT THE FIRST 8 PAGES(25-32))
E. Read Francis of Assisi’s The Canticle of the Sun. What are the main ideas articulated in this
Think of Francis’ depiction of nature. Is Jesus mentioned?
(WHICH YOU CAN FIND IN SOURCE E DOCUMENT PAGE 15 (PAGE 39))
F. What do you think are Geertz’s main points in his article on “The Interpretation of Culture.”
Specifically, what does he mean by “webs of significance,” what does he mean by “thick
(WHICH YOU CAN FIND IN SOURCE F PAGE 9 OF THE WHOLE DOCUMENT)
G. What do you think of the exchange of letters between Henry IV and Gregory VII? What
points is each of the protagonist making?
(WHICH YOU CAN FIND IN SOURCE A PAGES 9-11 OF THE WHOLE DOCUMENT)
H. How is Anselm’s argument for the existence of God constructed? How does he come to his
conclusion? What do you think?
(WHICH YOU CAN FIND IN SOURCE E PAGE 9 OF THE WHOEL DOCUMENT)
Each one of these questions has a designated source to where you can find the answer to your question which i bolded for you. NO WEB SITE REFERENCES
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