Assignment - Focus Paper, The Broken Spears Using specific examples from the book, answer the following two questions: 1. What do the documents featured in the book tell us about the point of view of the people who wrote them, and about the experience of conquest by the Spanish? 2. In what ways do the accounts contained in The Broken Spears support arguments made in the textbook about the American (Columbian Exchange)? Identify gaps in coverage in both sources, keeping in mind that The Broken Spears is a primary source (the voices of people who actually witnessed or experienced the conquest of Mexico) and the textbook is a secondary source (written well after the fact and whose purpose is to convey broad coverage of modern world history).
Two of them that show up are in the beginning of the text they are about the Huguenots and the Jesuits. Then a few pages later he makes a reference to shipwrecks which can be many things that are explained later in this paper. Then Richelieu talks about Louis XIII reign and calls him majesty which is another way to date his work. He also makes reference to the Thirty Year War. You will see all of this explained in my paper as you read on.
Gods Jury shows what happened in the past during the inquisition and the protestants reformation. The inquisition was something that was started by the pope in 1231 and this was first which was started to get rid of heretics, eventually the spanish inquisition was started because of the protestant reformation. In the 16th century the protestant reformation was started unofficially it wasn't until Martin Luther posted the 95 theses. this officially sparked the start of the protestant reformation. With this spark there was a rise of many other protestant religions such as Lutheranism, Calvinism, Anglicanism, and etc.
The Spanish conquistador Bernal Díaz del Castillo wrote his version of what he had witnessed during the conquest, The True History of the Conquest of New Spain, decades after the Spanish victory in 1521. The spiritual conquest of the Indian Mexico commenced instantaneously after the Spanish conquistadores vanquished at the Aztec Empire military. The Spaniards were staunchly Roman Catholic. It is important to note that Spain’s rise to power resulted as a direct consequence of regaining the Iberian cape away from the Muslim rule. In Return, due to having driven out the Moors, the Pope granted the Spanish Crown authority over the Church within its spheres, efficiently making it an arm of the state.
The central part of the book deals with the conflict with Rome, and particularly what it was referred as to “The Diet of Worms”. The latter portion of the book explores the contributions Luther made to the building of the new Protestant traditions. The purpose of the book is to portrait an intimate view of who Luther was and his spiritual struggles leading him into the reformation period. Roland H. Bainton (1894–1984) was born in England and came to the United States in 1902. Dr. Bainton was a specialist in Reformation history and for many years he was Titus Street Professor of Ecclesiastical History at Yale University.
Assignment 1: Review of a journal article HIS 1010 – The Medieval Outlook. John Dack In this Assignment, I am going to write a critical review of a journal article. The journal article which I have chosen is, Henry Mayr-Harting, ‘Charlemagne, the Saxons, and the Imperial Coronation of 800’, English Historical Review, 111 (1996). Is this review, I am going to identify the major arguments that Henry Mayr-Harting presents, I will then evaluate those arguments. Finally, I will assess the value of this article to historians, in the present day.
The Greco-Roman World of the New Testament James S. Jeffers' The Greco-Roman World of the New Testament Era - Exploring the Background of Early Christianity offers a thorough analysis of the ancient Roman era. He takes the reader through the religious background to the Christian era, what life was like in urban areas and in the provinces, tools of government, Jews in the cities, the importance of citizenship, the status of women and education, as well as a comparative look at ancient and modern slavery, and a detailed comparison of the ancient social class hierarchy.  This paper is a cursory review of Jeffers’ publication. Like a number of great civilizations of our past, Rome arose by gradually conquering the peoples around it. But unlike many other kingdoms, the Romans incorporated the conquered peoples into their society.
Comparison Essay- Holocaust and Anti-Semitism As a field of study, history is open to different interpretations of the same events. Historians will no doubt see and understand the same event, or similar events differently. The Holocaust is one such event; Omer Bartov and James Glass each wrote different articles trying to explain the motives behind the anti-Semitism prevalent in Europe during World War Two (WWII) and the Holocaust which occurred as a direct result of that anti-Semitism. Each historian takes a different approach in explaining the same complex issue. Bartov's article, Enemies, Making Victims: Germans, Jews, and the Holocaust, focuses on long-term causes and effects of the anti-Semitism, using mostly secondary sources.
Hall Of Mirrors “Reading Response” As we know while reading Hall of Mirrors by Laura A. Lewis; she explains the differences between Spanish, Blacks, and Indians throughout this colonial period in Latin America. While reading we slowly get a good understanding of caste system, dives into the witch craft cult, and how it kind of created a since of power in the caste system. This is key in understanding how a sort of balance of power took place for the Indians in this Spanish pyramid system. While reading chapter three its quickly apparent that Lewis is explaining something completely different than chapters four and five. The first three chapters are there in a way to give the reader a since of background information on the caste system, which in a way helps with the examples she shows throughout her reading.
Ishmael teaches through stories about Takers and Leavers. Takers are “civilized” and Leavers are “primitive.” The author also used history and religion to get across many of his thought-provoking ideas. I learned a great amount of material from this well-written novel. This novel taught some important things. One of these is how human civilization is destroying the world.