Covering thousands of years, the novel mentions many specific historical events. Does the huge scope of the novel in terms of centuries and millennia make the human enacted events such as wars seem more or less significant?
Briefly explain the most significant political upheavals mentioned in the chapter "New World."
List and describe the main religious conflicts mentioned over the course of the novel. Include the approximate years in which the conflicts occurred, the opposing sides, and the outcome of the conflict.
In the course of the novel various female characters represent the role of women in their respective times. Some of these characters are assertive individuals at a time when that was uncommon for women. Which female characters demonstrated unusual freedom?
Religious conflicts as presented in the novel range from hunter-gatherers conflicting over worship of the sun god versus the moon god to sixteenth century English disagreeing...
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