The Great Wall, Muslim Pilgrimage, Europe's Cathedrals, and "War and Peace"

Oct 28th, 2015
Price: $20 USD

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1. "China and its Great Wall" Please respond to the following, using sources under the Explore heading as the basis of your response:

  • Describe two (2) specific aspects about the Great Wall of China, such as facts about its size, length, purposes, varied materials, labor force, and its phases of construction. Consider the various purposes of such a wall and its impact for good or bad, and compare the Chinese wall in this respect to some specific wall of more modern times.


China and Its Great Wall

2. "Muslim Structures and Pilgrimage" Please respond to the following, using sources under the Explore heading as the basis of your response:
  • Describe the main purpose of the Hajj in the Muslim faith, and identify two (2) specific aspects of the Hajj that you find fascinating or significant. Next, explain the association between Muhammad and the area of the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem. Lastly, describe the sacred art of Islam’s key qualities, and explain the fundamental reasons why Muslim artists of sacred works are reluctant to include images of humans (i.e., at least in sacred areas). Think of a place of worship (of any religion) today, and explain which type of artistic tradition would be more conducive to worship: Byzantine art (Chapter 8), Hindu art (Chapter 7), or Muslim art (Chapter 9).


Muslim Structures and Pilgrimage  

3. "Europe’s Cathedral Architecture" Please respond to the following, using sources under the Explore heading as the basis of your response:
  • Identify the key functions of stained glass windows in the Gothic style in Europe's cathedral architecture. Identify two (2) differences between the Romanesque and Gothic cathedral structures, and discuss which you prefer and the reasons why. Identify one (1) existing structure (the closer to your home the better) that is Romanesque or Gothic, and explain the features that support your identification.


Gothic Style of Cathedral Architecture

4."War and Peace" Please respond to the following:
  • Based on the lecture and Webtext materials, address the following:
    • Discuss substantive ways in which armed conflict can contribute to or distract a developing economy and infrastructure. Analyze specific reasons why developed nations do not experience the same kinds of social upheaval. Note: Consider discussing a country you will use for Assignment 1 next week.

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