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Term Paper Topics 17th/18th Waves 2014 March : World History



For Experienced Students.
In their papers, students shall provide an overview, establish a periodization and establish definitions (for instance, "trade" used in a bronze age context, has a very different meaning from trade in an age of stock exchange trading using computers and the internet).
Writing a paper emphasizing self-defined terminology requires a quality source base for each of the periods defined.

An example for a WHKMLA paper defining its own terminology :
Woo Na Young, A Historical Summary of Berlin's Architectural Controversy (9th wave, 2007)

        
(1)      LSY      The Frontier in Chinese History
(2)           The Frontier in Indian History
(3)           The Frontier in Russian History
(4)           A Comparative History of the European and East Asian Bronze Age
(5)           Famine in Chinese History
(6)           Famine in Indian History
(7)      HSM      A History of Chinese Foreign Trade
(8)           A History of Indian Foreign Trade
(9)           A History of Russia's Foreign Trade
(10)      PJW      History of the Sahel Zone
(11)      SYB      Adaptation, Confrontation, Synchretism, Persecution and Toleration in the Religious History of China
(12)      Maharani      Adaptation, Confrontation, Synchretism, Persecution and Toleration in the Religious History of India
(13)           Adaptation, Confrontation, Synchretism, Persecution and Toleration in the Religious History of Central Asia
(14)           A Comparative History of Siberia and North America
(15)           A Comparative History of the Amazon and Congo Rainforests

Papers for Beginners

School History Textbooks and Encyclopedic Sources are somewhat superficial and often lack references. You pick one of the following topics; step one : you choose a number of textbook chapters and/or encyclopedic sources. ... hand in a list by March 1st.
step two : mark statements you want to verify or prove wrong. ... report on March 1st.
step three : establish a thorough reference list which you can use to compare, to verify or prove wrong statements in your "primary" sources.
step four : write paper.

(16)      KHS A      Ming Dynasty China
(17)           Gupta Dynasty India
(18)           Saljuq Empire
(19)      YJH      Yamato Japan
(20)           Majapahit
(21)           Srivijaya
(22)           Abyssinia before 1550
(23)           Swahili Coast
(24)      HKM      Fatimid Caliphate
(25)           Hsiungnu/Xiongnu/Hun Empire
(26)      CJH      Meiji Japan
(27)           Qing China
(28)           Vijayanagara
(29)           Hittite Empire
(30)      PJS      Sassanid Persia

First claim, by email, gets the topic; every topic only once.




         January 2nd 2014          Alexander Ganse






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