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UNIT 12: Transmission of Traditions

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Unit 2. History and Memory

How are history and memory different? Topics in this unit range from the celebration of Columbus Day to the demolition of a Korean museum to the historical re-interpretation of Mayan civilization, exploring the ways historians, nations, families, and individuals capture, exploit, and know the past, and the dynamic nature of historical practice and knowledge. It is related to Unit 12 because it also explores — albeit for a later period — the preservation and reconstruction of past traditions. more »

Unit 7. The Spread of Religions

How do religions interact, adopt new ideas, and adapt to diverse cultures? As the missionaries, pilgrims, and converts of Buddhism, Christianity, and Islam moved around the world, the religions created change and were themselves changed. This unit is related to Unit 12 because an important means by which traditions were transmitted across cultural boundaries was by religious traditions. more »

Unit 17. Ideas Shape the World

How do ideas change the world? This unit traces the impact of European Enlightenment ideals in the American and Haitian revolutions and in South America. It also examines the revitalization of Islam expressed in the Wahhabi movement as it spread from the Arabian peninsula to Africa and Asia. It is related to Unit 12 because it demonstrates, in a different cultural context, the ways in which ideas transmitted from distant places took on new meanings in new cultural settings. more »

Unit 26. World History and Identity

How have global forces redefined both individual and group identity in the modern world? This unit examines the transnational identity that emerged from the Chinese diaspora, and compares it to a newly re-defined national Chechen identity forged through war with Russia. It is related to Unit 12 because it demonstrates, for a later period, the ways in which cultural identities can be shaped by global influences. more »





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