Essay #1 based on The American Holocaust: Columbus and the Conquest of the New World, by David Stannard. Consider and answer the following questions: Genocide and Holocaust are powerful words….
Comparison between Babylonian Empire and Tang Dynasty and Ottoman Empire
Empire Comparison Essay Instructions:
To demonstrate your understanding of world civilizations, your final essay will focus on
the analysis of the rise and fall of empires/kingdoms throughout the time period in which
we studied. Remember, this is NOT a summary of the events or the empire/kingdom, it
is an analysis of the similarities and differences. Also, you will be making one last final
connection to today’s society.
For this assignment, pick an empire/kingdom from each group below and develop an
essay addressing each of the following components:
- Compare and contrast the development/creation of the empires/kingdoms.
- Compare and contrast the decline/fall of the empires/kingdoms.
- Explain which of the empires/kingdoms you choose had the greatest influence on our
society today. Make sure to provide examples of how this civilization can be seen in our
Group 1 Group 2 Group 3
Babylonian Empire Tang Dynasty Ottoman Empire
Greek Empire Mongolian Empire Russian Empire
Roman Empire Ghanaian Kingdom British Empire
Egyptian Empire Holy Roman Empire Spanish Empire
Harappa Empire Anglo-Saxon Empire
Shang Dynasty Kingdom of the Franks
Your paper must be 4-5 pages and include a minimum of 5 sources. All work must be in
APA format, including in-text citations and a reference list. If you have any specific
questions, contact your instructor.