Due date: Thursday December 3, 2020 if you want written feedback; otherwise, you may submit HST 106 World History Assignment
the essay by midnight on Tuesday December 8, 2020. Please submit your essays through the
Dropbox folder labelled “Second Document Study” found under the Assignments menu of the the
Pantherlearn page for HST106 World History I. HST 106 World History Assignment
In this document study, the emphasis is on your OWN analysis of the primary sources under
investigation. No outside reading beyond the required sources is necessary since I am interested in
seeing your own individual opinion on the text(s), formed from closely reading and interpreting the
assigned excerpts. All texts are provided through internet links below.
Choose one of the following questions and answer in essay format (introductory and concluding
paragraphs at the start and end respectively of the essay; main content of essay organized into
thematic paragraphs). Remember that analysis is key; do not simply paraphrase the texts, although
you should definitely back up your observations with specific details. Since the originals of some of
these texts are very long, be sure to base your answer on the specific excerpts of the text (not very
long) given in the links below. HST 106 World History Assignment
**Make sure that you answer the specific question asked in the assignment, and make
DOUBLY SURE that the specific documents themselves are the focus of your essay.**
1. Assess the character of Alexander the Great as depicted in the sections of Plutarch’s Life of
Alexander dealing with his war with Persia and entry into Egypt: Chapter XVI (p. 315) to
Chapter XXXIV (p. 337).
The full Life of Alexander is very long, so make sure you scroll down to the relevant section, i.e.
chapters XVI-XXXIV. HST 106 World History Assignment
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/14140/14140-h/14140-h.htm HST 106 World History Assignment
2. What characteristics of medieval Christian monasticism can be deduced from a close reading of
the following excerpts from the Rule of Saint Benedict?