World Civ. I: Professor Cieglo
Writing Assignment: The Mongols and Global History
DUE: Thurs., May 9th by 11:59pm on Blackboard as Word or PDF attachment
Using primary and secondary source readings, answer ONE of the questions listed on the second page of this document in a 3-4 page paper.
In your paper, you must use and cite at least:
Pick ONE of the following research questions to answer in your paper:
Why were the Mongols able to conquer such a vast territory during and after the reign of Chinggis Khan?
NOTE: Be sure to address the expansion of the Mongol empire after the death of Chinggis Khan as well as during his lifetime.
What impact did the Mongol conquests have on the spread of scientific, cultural, religious, and artistic ideas and practices throughout Eurasia?
NOTE: You can focus on either scientific, cultural, religious, or artistic diffusion and can also narrow your focus to communication between two different areas or cultures (such as between the Yuan Dynasty and the Il-Khanate.)
REMEMBER: You must use and cite (MLA format) at least ONE PRIMARY SOURCE and ONE ACADEMIC SECONDAY SOURCE in your paper. See the first page of this assignment for a full explanation of the requirements.
Princeton University Library explains the difference between primary sources and secondary sources here.
Examples of primary sources:
Examples of secondary sources:
Primary source - "Diary of Anne Frank"
Secondary source - A books about the effects of World War I