World History Homework Six Answers - Student Sixteen

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Sandro D.


1. The time period for the Middle Ages is A.D. 500- 1500. The time period for the crusades occurred in is A.D.1096-1291, which is in the center of the Middle Age time period. The primary motivation of the Crusades was to make Jerusalem safe for Christian pilgrimages.

Correct. (Typo when you say "in is A.D.1096-1291", which should be merely "in A.D.1096-1291").

2. The Mongol Empire under Genghis Khans’ rule was able to conquer the largest contiguous region in World History during A.D. 1206-1227. Historians consider Genghis Khan to be a military genius. He was also known as Chinggis. He built a powerful and massive army based on meritocracy. This system allowed for promotion based on merit not friendship or seniority.

Correct, may use as a model for the point about meritocracy.

3. During the Middle Ages, the countries, Germany and Italy failed to establish nation-states due to internal conflict. Meanwhile, England and France were able to establish nation-states.

Correct.

4.My favorite part about Gothic Architecture is the stain glass windows that they made in their cathedrals. Nowadays you never see that kind of hand made work since machines were invented. Besides letting light into a room, the stain glass windows were used to depict a Biblical scene or story to teach the people.

Excellent.

5. The kingdom of Zimbabwe was in the southeastern part of Africa and stretched to the Indian Ocean during A.D. 1200- 1500. The city of Zimbabwe was built on trade which was mainly gold. The kingdom of Zimbabwe spoke the language of Bantu and Zimbabwe means House of Stone. The people of the Zimbabwe kingdom lived on plateaus to avoid various diseases since the insects that carried them stayed near the water.

Superb.

6.I do not have any preference for Scholasticism. It goes against what I believe that we should rely on Scripture. I pray before I read Scripture and ask for the Holy Spirit’s guidance to understand what I read. When men use logic to prove the existence of God, it is foolishness. For example, in the feeding of the five thousand, the disciples ask Jesus to release the crowd so that they can go to nearby towns to buy and then eat dinner. Jesus responded illogically. He told them to gather what food was available. Two fish and five loaves were gathered. Jesus blessed the food up to God, His Father and then told them to distribute it among the crowd. Quite illogical an action to take. After all had been fed, there were twelve baskets of leftovers. We have human understanding and we can never fully understand all that God has done for us and truly understand the redemption He has given us with Christ’s death and resurrection. To someone who does not know God, it is not the argument that God exists that will win that person over. It is the words, deeds and actions of believers as we led our Christian lives that may plant the seeds of faith in that person and make them thirst for more.

You make your point very well, and your example is insightful. But I doubt that miracle was contrary to logic itself. It certainly was contrary to laws of nature and typical expectations.

7.The biggest effect of the Crusades in the Middle Ages was that the Catholic Church gained more power and this led to the Reformation. The main thought of the Reformation that Christians learned was that we are saved by faith not good works. People avoid using the term Crusade today because it is considered politically incorrect. Opponents of Christianity describe the crusades as unjust violence caused by Christians. The religious idea was to make safe passage to Jerusalem for Christians turned into greed and ambition filled motivation for the Crusaders.

Good analysis.
Well done! Perfect, in fact, with one model answer! 70/70.--Andy Schlafly 17:57, 15 March 2009 (EDT)
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