The length of EACH QUESTION is to be at LEAST two double spaced typed pages 12 font. NO OUTSIDE SOURCES. Only the textbook and the articles provided are to be used. If you plagiarize you will fail the course. If you cite something, use, again, the parenthetical citing, i.e. [Ways, 203]
****Ways of the World, A Brief Global History, FOURTH Edition, by Robert W. Strayer, Bedford St. Martins Publishers, 2019
ISBN 978 1 319 10972 1 Combined edition
1.)Religion and Philosophy: Compare the religions and philosophies of China (yin and yang, legalism, Confucianism, Daoism); India (ahimsa, Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism); Persia (Zoroastrianism); Israel (Judaism); and Greece. Which ones seemed to have the most “faith” in humans to be good? Which ones distrusted them the most? Which ones focused on death and the afterlife? Which ones looked to “improve” the conditions of human life and not just focus on “heavenly” salvation? Which one appeals to you the most and why?
2.)Social Order: The cultures of Greece, China, India, Rome, the Maya and Africa demonstrated marked systems of social control and in some ways inequality, utilizing laws, class systems and other methods. In what ways does each of the cultures have a system that seems to uniquely match its history and society? Which ones seem to be the “toughest” on people? Which ones seem to be the most “effective”? Under which system would you personally choose to live? Why?
3.)Women: Explain and compare the lives and roles of women in the Paleolithic world and the cultures of Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, Rome, China, the Maya and Africa. What are the similarities ! What are the differences? In the end, i which ones did women have the most power, roles and rights and in which did they not?
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