HISTORY 120:  FALL SEMESTER, 2012

PROFESSOR DOUGLASS TABER

OFFICE:  CH 248 (PHONE:  402-375-7540)

I.   SYLLABUS AND GUIDES

                                STUDY GUIDE FOR THE FINAL EXAM

    1.  SYLLABUS

    2.  GUIDES TO THE READINGS:  TAKING NOTES ON THE OUTSIDE READINGS  
                       A
MENCIUS
                       B)  THE RULE OF ST. BENEDICT 
                       C)  THE QUR'AN
                       D)  MACHIAVELLI, THE PRINCE
                       E)  WOMAN WANG


    3.  SUMMARY PAPERS
                        a)   GUIDE TO WRITING THE SUMMARY PAPERS
                               FURTHER GUIDANCE FOR SUMMARY PAPERS
                        b)  HONESTY DECLARATION  

II.   MAPS AND MAP GUIDES
            1.  LIST OF MAP ITEMS
            2.  MAPS WITH ITEMS LOCATED
            3.  BLANK MAPS FOR PRACTICE
                      HOW TO DO MAP TESTS 

III.  IMAGES TO SUPPLEMENT LECTURE
            1.  PREHISTORY AND MESOPOTAMIA
            2.  INDIA AND CHINA
            3.  ANCIENT GREECE
            4.  ANCIENT ROME

 IV.  ANCIENT INDIA AND CHINA

            1.  CHINA:  LEGALISM, A PHILOSOPHY OPPOSED TO CONFUCIANISM
            2.  CHINA:  THE WAY QIN SHIH HUANGDI WISHED TO BE SEEN
            3.  CHINA:  BASIC CONFUCIAN BELIEFS
            4.  INDIA:  BASIC BELIEFS OF BUDDHISM
            5.  THE CASTE SYSTEM

V.  ANCIENT GREECE
             1.  PERICLES PRAISES ATHENS
             2.  THE RELIGIOSITY OF ALEXANDER THE GREAT
             3.  ALEXANDER'S LAST PLANS
             4.  ALEXANDER'S IMPACT

 VI.  ANCIENT ROME
            1. 
AUGUSTUS AS VIEWED BY A NEAR CONTEMPORARY
            2.  AUGUSTUS AS HE WANTED TO BE REMEMBERED
            3.  THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE
            4.  CHRISTIANITY AND PAGAN PHILOSOPHY
                    a.  TERTULLIAN AGAINST PAGAN PHILOSOPHERS
                    b.  ST. AUGUSTINE

VII.  FROM ROME TO THE MIDDLE AGES
            1.  ROMAN SOPHISTICATION AND GERMAN . . .
            2.  THE GERMANIC IMPACT ON CHRISTIANITY (1)

            3.  THE GERMANIC IMPACT ON CHRISTIANITY (2)
            4.  CHARLEMAGNE
                    a)  CHARLEMAGNE STRUGGLES TO MAINTAIN LITERACY
                    b)  CHARLEMAGNE LEGISLATING FOR CHURCHMEN AND LAITY
                    c)  CHARLEMAGNE CROWNED WESTERN ROMAN EMPEROR
                    d)  CHARLEMAGNE FORCING CHRISTIANITY ON THE PAGAN SAXONS

VIII.  MEDIEVAL ENGLISH GOVERNMENT
        1.  WILLIAM THE CONQUEROR
                a)  TEN ARTICLES
        2.  HENRY I:  CHARTER OF LIBERTIES
        3.  HENRY II (1154-1189)
                a)  HENRY II ESTABLISHES THE GRAND JURY
                b)  HENRY II INTRODUCES THE WRIT
        4.  MAGNA CARTA (1215)

IX.  THE MEDIEVAL UNIVERSITY
        1.  ABELARD CHAMPIONS THE USE OF LOGIC IN THEOLOGY
        2.  AQUINAS MAKES THE CASE FOR A  NATURAL THEOLOGY
        3.  AQUINAS ON THE POWER OF THE HUMAN MIND
        4.  MEDIEVAL ART AND THE MEDIEVAL THEOLOGICAL WORLD VIEW
        5.  MEDIEVAL CHURCH ARCHITECTURE

X.  MARTIN LUTHER AND THE REFORMATION

XI.  THE SCIENTIFIC REVOLUTION
        1.  DESCARTES ON MATHEMATICS AND EXPERIMENTS
        2.  GALILEO ON SCRIPTURE AND SCIENCE
        3.  FROM THE CLOSED WORLD TO THE INFINITE UNIVERSE
        4.  NEWTON AND THE PRINCIPIA

XII.  ON TO THE FRENCH REVOLUTION
        1.  BISHOP BOSSUET ON ABSOLUTE, DIVINE RIGHT MONARCHY
        2.  THE FRENCH REVOLUTION AND THE ENLIGHTENMENT

XIII.  WORLD WAR I
         1.  THE INITIAL ENTHUSIASM
         2.  THE HORRORS OF TRENCH WARFARE
         3.  DISILLUSIONMENT WITH WESTERN CIVILIZATION

XIV.  THE HOLOCAUST
        1.  THE PSYCHOLOGICAL PREPARATION
        2.  NUREMBERG LAWS, 1935
        3.  HOLOCAUST DOCUMENTS AND IMAGES