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Readings For World Civilizations II

Readings for September 4th, 2015: The Age of Exploration

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( Map: The known world in 1450)

Bartolome De Las Casas: In Defense of The Indians:

http://mrstylerenglish.pbworks.com/f/Bartolom%C3%A9+de+Las+Casas+and+his+Defense+of+the+Indians.pdf

The Writings of Christopher Columbus:

http://www.historyguide.org/earlymod/columbus.html

Questions for Readings: How do the writings of Christopher Columbus and Bartolome De Las Casas differ in their perspective on Native Peoples?

Readings for August 27th, 2015: 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 means by "Freedom" of a Christian person?

What are some of the ways that he criticizes the Catholic Church and advocates for a different way?

 
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