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Readings For World Civilizations II

Readings for February 5th, 2015 - European Exploration

Writings of Christopher Columbus: http://historyguide.org/earlymod/columbus.html

Bartolome de Las Casas: In Defense of The Indians (excerpts) http://www.hartford-hwp.com/archives/40/186.html

Questions for the readings: How do each of the author's regard the Native peoples in the "new world"?

Does the account of Las Casas go against the typical story of European exploration?

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Readings for January 22nd, 2016: The Black Plague and The Protestant Reformation

Martin Luther, The Freedom of a Christian:

http://www.theologynetwork.org/unquenchable-flame/luther/the-freedom-of-the-christian.htm

Overview of The Black Death:

http://www.thefinertimes.com/Middle-Ages/the-black-death.html

Questions to answer:

What was the overall effect on European society due to The Black Death?

What do you think Luther

 
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