“ thick description ?” h H u m a n i t i e s
Total 6-8 Pages. I attached full instructions. Use formatting guidelines attached as well please. Organize your answers carefully. Provide Examples and chronological references. Do not be reluctant to voice your own opinion. Your answers have to be more than a memorization of your text book or class notes. THE EXAM SHOULD NOT BE LONGER THAN 6 to 8 TYPE-WRITTEN PAGES, DOUBLE SPACE, 12 FONT, REASONABLE MARGINS. QUOTES SHOULD BE ACCOMPANIED BY PROPER CITATIONS.
NO WEB SITE REFERENCES (EXCEPT FOR THE PRIMARY SOURCES ON THE CLASS WEB SITE) WILL BE ALLOWED. THINK! GO BEYOND THE FACTS! BE CREATIVE AND THOUGHTFUL!
A. 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? (Use attached week 3 reading for this prompt)
PART 2 Answer in about a paragraph or more for each please. (Use any of the readings that have info on these.)
C. What is the main point of Jacques Le Goff’s article on “Merchant’s Time and Church’s Time.”
E. Read Francis of Assisi’s The Canticle of the Sun. What are the main ideas articulated in this poem?
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 description?”
H. How is Anselm’s argument for the existence of God constructed? How does he come to his conclusion? What do you think?
I. How and why did towns come into being in parts of northern Europe in the twelfth century? Explain briefly.