Please follow the instructions below carefully as this is exactly how i would like my paper to be written.
Choose ONE primary source related to Middle East history between 1700 and 1914. Primary sources are those created during the period under investigation and could include documents, state papers, laws and legal treatises, speeches, travel accounts, census data, diaries, memoirs, autobiographies, literary works, photographs, paintings, and other cultural artifacts. Please provide a photocopy of the source, unless it is an entire novel or another lengthy source in which case you may provide only the citation. It should NOT be a source we are reading in this class.
Present this source in your paper by answering the questions: What is the genre? Who is the author? When was it composed? Who is the intended reader? Why was it composed? The last question is the most important and should entail a discussion of the context in which this source was generated.
The paper is a presentation of the source, and therefore need not state a thesis and argue a particular position. Rather, the source itself is the subject of the paper and you want to provide the reader with the information necessary to understand the source and suggest how this information influences how we should interpret the source and what it adds to our historical understanding.
The essay should be 4 double-spaced pages (not including the source itself), with endnotes fully citing any reading that you quote or to which you refer. A full citation includes for a book: author, title, place of publication, publisher, date of publication, and page number(s); for a journal article: author, title, name of journal, volume and number, date, and page number(s).
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