World history and culture

The last three centuries witnessed an utter transformation of the world during the growth of empires, particularly in Africa and Asia. To understand the modern world, you must understand the growth of powerful empires. Select two empires covered in this module’s material: one from the East and one from the West. Explore the methods of expansion employed by these two imperial traditions. What motivated their expansion? You might consider the roles played by political powers, religious doctrine, economic growth, or resources and technology. How did specific empires claim authority over these areas, and what means did they use to control their new subjects? Write a two- to three-page paper comparing and contrasting your chosen Asian or European empire.

 

Guidelines for Submission: Your paper must be submitted as a two- to three-page Microsoft Word document with double spacing, 12-point Times New Roman font, one-inch margins, and at least three sources cited in Chicago/Turabian format. Note: The paper must include two empires to compare.

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