4 Religions in 3 Cultural Areas

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4 Religions in 3 Cultural Areas
Alicia A. Gallegos
HIS103: ACF1249A
Amy Obszarski
January, 07, 2013

4 Religions In 3 Cultural Areas
Focus of Paper
In covering the topic of religion from pre-history to 1500 CE, I have picked to main focuses which include Polytheistic and Monotheistic religions. Regarding my choice of Polytheistic religion I have learn that it means to worship many God’s. I have decided to break Polytheistic religion into two different eras and geographical locations. With my first choice being Sumerians in Ancient Mesopotamia or also known as the Fertile Crescent in the era of 5000 – 1000 BCE and my second choice being Minoans in Crete in the era of 2100 – 1100 BCE basing my finds on the differences between these particular Polytheistic religions. Regarding my choice of Monotheistic religion I have learn that it means to worship one God. I have decided to break Monotheistic religion into two different eras and geographical location, just as I have with Polytheism. With my first choice being the Germanic Kingdom involving the Ostrogoths, Visigoths, Franks and Anglo-Saxons in the era of ca. 400 – 900 CE with the religion being Catholicism. With my second choice being Islamic Arabia's in Arabia in the era of 610 – 632 CE with the religion being Muslim. Working Thesis

While choosing to worship many Gods or one God there was a big impact on how societies placed because of the different geographical location and eras of the Polytheistic and Monotheistic religions it is shown that over time religion was placed a high standard of everyday life and how it derives from regions more dramatically.

References:
Asher-Greve, J. M. (2003). The Gaze of Goddesses: On Divinity, Gender, and Frontality in the Late Early Dynastic, Akkadian, and Neo-Sumerian Periods. NIN: Journal Of Gender Studies In Antiquity, 41-59. doi:10.1163/157077603775818585 * This source provides a detailed account of the religion and its bases. It also gives information in...
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