WORLD CIVILIZATIONS I (FALL SEMESTER, 2012)

STUDY GUIDE FOR THE FINAL EXAM (IT WILL ALSO BE HANDED OUT IN CLASS)


I.  SYLLABUS AND SUCH
        A.  SYLLABUS 
        B.  READING GUIDES

                1.  TAKING NOTES ON THE OUTSIDE READINGS
                2.  THE WORKS
                        a)  MENCIUS
                        b)  BUDDHIST SCRIPTURES
                        c)  THE ODYSSEY
                        d)  THE QUR'AN
                        e)  THE AENEID
                                1.  A COMMENTARY ON THE AENEID
                                2.  A VALUABLE DISCUSSION OF THE AENEID

II.  MAPS AND MAP GUIDES
        A.  MAP ITEMS AND MAPS FOR FIRST QUIZ
                HOW TO DO MAP TESTS

III.  GUIDE TO THE SUMMARY PAPERS
            FURTHER GUIDANCE
            HONESTY DECLARATION

IV.  BIBLIOGRAPHIES AND RESEARCH PAPER
        A.  PREPARING A BIBLIOGRAPHY    
        B.  GUIDE TO THE RESEARCH PAPER    
        C.  TOPICS FOR RESEARCH PAPERS

IVa.  IMAGES TO SUPPLEMENT LECTURE NOTES
        A.  PREHISTORY
        B.  INDIA AND CHINA

V.  HANDOUTS FOR ANCIENT INDIA AND CHINA
        A.  INDIA
                1.  THE CASTE SYSTEM
                2.  BASIC BELIEFS OF BUDDHISM
                3.  ASHOKA:  KALINGA ROCK EDICTS
        B.  CHINA
                1.  LEGALISM    
                2.  THE WAY QIN SHIH HUANGDI WANTED TO BE REMEMBERED       

VI.  HANDOUTS FOR ANCIENT GREECE
        1.  THE COMMUNAL VALUES OF THE POLIS
        2.  THE REFORMS OF SOLON (594 BC) 
        3.  PERICLES' PRAISE OF ATHENS
        4.  ALEXANDER THE GREAT
            a)  ALEXANDER'S RELIGIOSITY
            b)  ALEXANDER'S ATTEMPT TO PERSUADE HIS MEN TO CAMPAIGN EAST
            c)  ALEXANDER'S SIEGE OF TYRE
            d)  ALEXANDER'S LAST PLANS
            e)  ALEXANDER'S IMPACT
        5.  GREEK CULTURE
            a)  A MODERN HISTORIAN DISCUSSES GREEK ART AND THOUGHT
            b)  GREEK SCULPTURE
            c)  GREEK POTTERY
            d)  AESCHYLUS, THE ORESTEIA
            e)  GREEK THOUGHT AND PLATO'S DOCTRINE OF IDEAS

VII.  ANCIENT ROME
        1.  ROMAN BRUTALITIES
        2.  ROME'S RELUCTANT IMPERIALISM
        3.  AUGUSTUS AS VIEWED BY A NEAR CONTEMPORARY
        4.  AUGUSTUS AS HE WANTED TO BE REMEMBERED
        5.  DIOCLETIAN'S REFORM MEASURES
        6.  THE ROMAN IMPERIAL ADMINISTRATION

VIII.  ROME AND CHRISTIANITY
        1.  THE QUEST FOR SALVATION IN THE ROMAN EMPIRE
        2.  A PAGAN CONVERT TO CHRISTIANITY OPPOSES PAGAN PHILOSOPHY
        3.  ST. AUGUSTINE

IX.  ROMAN THOUGHT AND FINE ARTS: ROME "ADOPTS AND ADAPTS" GREEK CULTURE
        1.  STOICISM AND HELLENISTIC PHILOSOPHY
        2.  CICERO AND THE "DREAM OF SCIPIO"
        3.  VIRGIL AND HOMER
        4.  ROMAN SCULPTURE AND ARCHITECTURE

X.  FROM ROME INTO THE MIDDLE AGES
        1.  ROMAN SOPHISTICATION V. THE "GERMANIC"
        2.  THE GERMANIC IMPACT ON CHRISTIANITY (1)
        3.  THE GERMANIC IMPACT ON CHRISTIANITY (2)
        4.  CHRISTIANITY "MANAGING" PAGANISM
        5.  CAROLINGIAN OATHS:  THE "GERMANIC" AT WORK
        6.  CHARLEMAGNE:  A CONTEMPORARY EYEWITNESS
        7.  CHARLEMAGNE PROMOTES LITERACY
        8.  CHARLEMAGNE AND THE SAXONS:  THE TERROR CAPITULARY

XI.  MEDIEVAL ENGLISH GOVERNMENT
        1.  WILLIAM THE CONQUEROR (D. 1087)
                a)  TEN ARTICLES
                b)  DOMESDAY BOOK:  ORDERED
                c)  DOMESDAY BOOK:  INSTRUCTIONS AND SAMPLE
        2.  HENRY I (1100-1135):  THE CORONATION CHARTER
        3.  HENRY II (1154-1189)
                a)  HENRY ESTABLISHES THE GRAND JURY
                b)  HENRY AND THE WRIT
        4.  KING JOHN (1199-1216):  MAGNA CARTA (1215)

XII.  THE MEDIEVAL CHURCH
        1.  THE PROPRIETARIAL CHURCH IN ACTION
        2.  THE ELECTORAL DECREE OF 1059
        3.  POPE GREGORY VII AND THE 11TH-CENTURY REFORM MOVEMENT

IX.  MEDIEVAL INTELLECTUAL HISTORY
            1.  ABELARD (D. 1142):  SIC ET NON
            2.  AQUINAS ON THE POWER OF THE HUMAN MIND
            3.  AQUINAS:  NATURAL THEOLOGY
            4.  MEDIEVAL CHURCH ARCHITECTURE 
            5.  THE MEDIEVAL WORLD VIEW EXPRESSED IN ART