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  • Cyrus the great thesis & support 1112

    1. 1. Cyrus the Great:Thesis and Support W o r l d H i s t o r y , 9 S t . A n n e ’ s - B e l f i e l d
    2. 2. Cyrus the Great
    3. 3. Thesis Statements
    4. 4. Thesis Statements• In a history paper, what is a “thesis”?
    5. 5. Thesis Statements• In a history paper, what is a “thesis”? The thesis is the point you are trying to make (it’s your ARGUMENT).
    6. 6. Thesis Statements• In a history paper, what is a “thesis”? The thesis is the point you are trying to make (it’s your ARGUMENT).• Typically, where does a thesis statement appear in a paper?
    7. 7. Thesis Statements• In a history paper, what is a “thesis”? The thesis is the point you areHistory of the Human Race (it’s your From The Worst Mistake in the trying to make ARGUMENT). “To science we owe dramatic changes in our smug self image. Astronomy taught us that our earth isnt the center of the universe but• Typically, where does a thesis statement appear in a paper? merely one of billions of heavenly bodies. From biology we learned that we werent specially created by God but evolved along with 11 millions of other species. Now archaeology is demolishing another sacred belief: that human history over the past million years has been a long tale of progress. In particular. recent discoveries suggest that the adoption of agriculture, supposedly our most decisive step toward a better life, was in many ways a catastrophe from which we have never recovered. With agriculture came the gross social and sexual inequality, the disease and despotism that curse our existence.”
    8. 8. Thesis Statements• In a history paper, what is a “thesis”? The thesis is the point you are trying to make (it’s your ARGUMENT).• Typically, where does a thesis statement appear in a paper?
    9. 9. Thesis Statements• In a history paper, what is a “thesis”? The thesis is the point you are trying to make (it’s your ARGUMENT).• Typically, where does a thesis statement appear in a paper?• This essay does not have a thesis because it appears in a larger collection of essays. The thesis is implied.
    10. 10. Thesis Statements• In a history paper, what is a “thesis”? The thesis is the point you are trying to make (it’s your ARGUMENT).• Typically, where does a thesis statement appear in a paper?• This essay does not have a thesis because it appears in a larger collection of essays. The thesis is implied.• In this essay, what point is Hart trying to make?
    11. 11. Thesis Statements• In a history paper, what is a “thesis”? The thesis is the point you are trying to make (it’s your ARGUMENT).• Typically, where does a thesis statement appear in a paper?• This essay does not have a thesis because it appears in a larger collection of essays. The thesis is implied.• In this essay, what point is Hart trying to make?• What must the body of the paper present in order to differentiate a historical argument from an opinion?
    12. 12. Thesis:Cyrus the Great was one of the mostInfluential People in World History
    13. 13. Thesis:Cyrus the Great was one of the mostInfluential People in World History Reason #1: Cyrus was a Great Military Leader
    14. 14. Thesis:Cyrus the Great was one of the mostInfluential People in World History Reason #1: Cyrus was a Great Military Leader Evidence:
    15. 15. Thesis:Cyrus the Great was one of the mostInfluential People in World History Reason #1: Cyrus was a Great Military Leader Evidence: i. “About 553BC Cyrus rebelled against his overlord (Median king), and after a war lasting for three years, succeeded in overthrowing him.”
    16. 16. Thesis:Cyrus the Great was one of the mostInfluential People in World History Reason #1: Cyrus was a Great Military Leader Evidence: i. “About 553BC Cyrus rebelled against his overlord (Median king), and after a war lasting for three years, succeeded in overthrowing him.” ii.“His first target was the Lydian Empire in Asia Minor...by 546BC, Cyrus had conquered the Lydian Empire and made [king] Croesus his prisoner”
    17. 17. Thesis:Cyrus the Great was one of the mostInfluential People in World History Reason #1: Cyrus was a Great Military Leader Evidence: i. “About 553BC Cyrus rebelled against his overlord (Median king), and after a war lasting for three years, succeeded in overthrowing him.” ii.“His first target was the Lydian Empire in Asia Minor...by 546BC, Cyrus had conquered the Lydian Empire and made [king] Croesus his prisoner” iii.“Cyrus then turned his attention to the east, and in a series of campaigns subdued all of eastern Iran (Persia) and incorporated it into his empire.”
    18. 18. Thesis:Cyrus the Great was one of the mostInfluential People in World History Reason #1: Cyrus was a Great Military Leader Evidence: i. “About 553BC Cyrus rebelled against his overlord (Median king), and after a war lasting for three years, succeeded in overthrowing him.” ii.“His first target was the Lydian Empire in Asia Minor...by 546BC, Cyrus had conquered the Lydian Empire and made [king] Croesus his prisoner” iii.“Cyrus then turned his attention to the east, and in a series of campaigns subdued all of eastern Iran (Persia) and incorporated it into his empire.” iv. “With his rear protected, Cyrus could now concentrate on the richest prize of all, the wealthy Babylonian Empire.”
    19. 19. Reason #2: The “Benign Character” of Cyrus’ Rule
    20. 20. Reason #2: The “Benign Character” of Cyrus’ Rule Evidence:
    21. 21. Reason #2: The “Benign Character” of Cyrus’ Rule Evidence: “He was exceptionally tolerant of local religions and local customs.”
    22. 22. Reason #2: The “Benign Character” of Cyrus’ Rule Evidence: “He was exceptionally tolerant of local religions and local customs.” “He was disinclined to the extreme brutality and cruelty which characterized so many other conquerors.”
    23. 23. Reason #2: The “Benign Character” of Cyrus’ Rule Evidence: “He was exceptionally tolerant of local religions and local customs.” “He was disinclined to the extreme brutality and cruelty which characterized so many other conquerors.” “After Cyrus the Great had conquered Babylonia, he gave the Jews permission to return to their homeland”
    24. 24. Reason #2: The “Benign Character” of Cyrus’ Rule Evidence: “He was exceptionally tolerant of local religions and local customs.” “He was disinclined to the extreme brutality and cruelty which characterized so many other conquerors.” “After Cyrus the Great had conquered Babylonia, he gave the Jews permission to return to their homeland” “Even the Greeks, who for a long period considered the Persian Empire to be the chief threat to their own independence, never ceased to regard Cyrus as a thoroughly admirable ruler”
    25. 25. Reason #3: Cyrus’ empire endured and continued toexpand even after his death
    26. 26. Reason #3: Cyrus’ empire endured and continued toexpand even after his death Evidence:
    27. 27. Reason #3: Cyrus’ empire endured and continued toexpand even after his death Evidence: “In the middle of the third century BC, there was a rebellion against Selucid rule, led by Arsaces who claimed to descend from the Achaemenids (the dynasty of Cyrus). The kingdom founded by Arscases, the Parthian Empire, eventually gained control over Iran and Mesopotamia.”
    28. 28. Reason #3: Cyrus’ empire endured and continued toexpand even after his death Evidence: “In the middle of the third century BC, there was a rebellion against Selucid rule, led by Arsaces who claimed to descend from the Achaemenids (the dynasty of Cyrus). The kingdom founded by Arscases, the Parthian Empire, eventually gained control over Iran and Mesopotamia.” “In 224AD, the Arsacid rulers were replaced by...the Sassanids, who likewise claimed descent from the Achaemenids, and whose empire endured for over four centuries”
    29. 29. Reason #4: “The career of Cyrus the Great representsone of the major turning points of world history.”political structure of the ancient world.
    30. 30. Reason #4: “The career of Cyrus the Great representsone of the major turning points of world history.”political structure of the ancient world. Evidence:
    31. 31. Reason #4: “The career of Cyrus the Great representsone of the major turning points of world history.”political structure of the ancient world. Evidence: “From then on, neither Mesopotamia nor Egypt was the center of the civilized world, either politically or culturally.”
    32. 32. Reason #4: “The career of Cyrus the Great representsone of the major turning points of world history.”political structure of the ancient world. Evidence: “From then on, neither Mesopotamia nor Egypt was the center of the civilized world, either politically or culturally.” “Furthermore, the Semitic peoples who made up the bulk of the population of the Fertile Crescent were not to regain their independence for many centuries to come.”
    33. 33. Reason #4: The empire Cyrus establishedpermanently altered the political structure of theancient world.
    34. 34. Reason #4: The empire Cyrus establishedpermanently altered the political structure of theancient world. Evidence?

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