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Please choose one of the following battle sites (battlefields or sieges

To complete this assignment, please choose one of the following battle sites (battlefields or sieges) listed below and studied in this course and complete a primary source evaluation of the event.

Please choose one of the following battle sites (battlefields or sieges

Objective of Assignment:
Firstly, to familiarize you with primary sources used to reconstruct a military event, including analysis of two modern historians’ views of the reliability of the ancient or classical author.

Secondly, to strengthen your understanding of differences between primary and secondary sources in research.

Thirdly, to provide you with additional practice finding and utilizing primary and secondary sources.

Student Outcomes:
After completing this assignment, you will have a better understanding of how to identify and evaluate one primary source and two secondary source writings and their role in reconstructing military events.

Use of Chicago-Turabian footnote or endnote citation and multimedia resource are required.

Assignment Directions:
Part 1). To complete this assignment, please choose one of the following battle sites (battlefields or sieges) listed below and studied in this course and complete a primary source evaluation of the event.

Siege of Paris, 885-886 Part 2). After choosing your battle site, identify the primary classical or medieval historian (choose only one historian) associated with the event and discuss the reliability of his or her narrative and analysis.

Include a short biography of this historian and their personal relationship to the event

(was the author a witness to the events or relying on other material in his or her reconstruction).

More so, this will require consultation with a minimum of two modern academic

secondary sources (monographs or scholarly articles, online tertiary sources are forbidden).

In this exercise, please consult the primary source writing itself with an eye on

identifying three critical passages tied to the battle site (battlefield or siege).

Lastly, please explain why those passages, in your mind, best represents the primary source
historian’s understanding of the event.

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