To earn full credit, your essay must be clearly organized and proofread. It is expected that you cite materials from the textbook to support your response. TEXTBOOK: western civilization their history and their culture brief fourth edition vol 1 joshua cole and carol symes Slavery and Serfdom: Compare and contrast slavery of Classical Greek and Roman periods, medieval serfdom, and African slavery as practiced in the New World beginning in the 1500s. How and why were people enslaved (or bound to the land in serfdom) in each society? How much access to freedom did each have? Religion and Government: Compare and contrast the relationship between religion and the government in three of the civilizations or societies that we have studied: Ancient Egypt, the Roman Republic, the late Roman Empire, medieval Western Europe, early Islam, Renaissance Italy, and Reformation Europe. The last society that you write about must be Reformation Europe, but you can choose the other two from the above list. In which societies did government and religious institutions reinforce each other? Where and when were there tensions between them? How did Protestantism undermine this relationship? Classical Culture and the Renaissance: In the western tradition, the relationship scholars and artists had to the cultures of Classical Greece and Rome changed greatly over time. What aspects of classical culture had been most valued during the Middle Ages? How did this change during the Renaissance? Please use specific works of writers and artists to answer this question. You might also consider the role that Muslim scholars played in this changing relationship. Gender Relations in the Western Tradition: Pick three of the societies or civilizations that we have studied, including Ancient Mesopotamia, Ancient Egypt, the Roman Republic, the late Roman Empire, medieval Western Europe, Renaissance Italy, and Reformation Europe. Using evidence from your textbook, compare and contrast the way women were treated in each of the three societies that you have chosen. Make sure to reference specific laws or customs from each. Which of the three treated women the best? Which was the worst? Why?
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