The Story of Mankind Topics for Discussion

Hendrik Willem van Loon
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What were the primary components of the rise of Rome as an empire? How did it become a vast empire? What components led to her demise? Why? Be sure to include ideas such as politics, religion, economics, and other social aspects in your answer.

Compare and contrast the world of the Greeks and the Romans with the Middle Ages. What were similarities? What were differences? Be sure to compare all aspects of life, such as politics, religion, ideals, free thinking, merchant life, and modern conveniences.

Throughout the novel, religion divides populations, is the name under which individuals kill others, and generally causes disagreements and arguments. List at least two examples where religion is the driving force behind conflict. Why does the conflict occur? What result does the conflict have? Why do you think religion causes conflict throughout history? Does this still happen today? Why...

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