Please pick one and write 250 words
  1. What factors—political, economic, and technological—contributed to increased global travel in the age of the Renaissance? How did global encounters impact the development of culture in Renaissance Europe?
  2. Discuss and give examples of the ways in which the arts of ancient African and Native American peoples reflect a holistic view of nature. Are there analogies here with other civilizations, such as those of Asia?
  3. What similarities can be found between African art and the art of the Americas? Cite specific examples in your response.
  4. What were the unique features of Maya culture? Which of these were preserved by the Aztecs?
  5. According to the speaker in Sundiata, which is more valuable, speaking or writing? What was the purpose of the griot, and why does he take pride in his role?

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