Explain how the source reveals the larger religious or societal developments ongoing at that time.

I‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‍‍‌‍‍nformation concerning PRIMARY SOURCE Primary sources are critically important for historians as they form the basis for academic historical research. Unlike the mid-term essay, this assignment is not testing your depth of knowledge acquired over the previous half-semester concerning the subject of our course, history of ancient religions and philosophies. Rather, the primary source assignment solely tests your ability to answer relatively straightforward questions about a primary source, such as who, what, when, what is the significance etc. The key is using university resources effectively, like our online library to get these additional facts, and above all, to make sure you use proper sources. In the history discipline, a person’s argument is considered only as strong as their sources. First, find a source (from the links provided below). Ideally, pick a source that interests you. Above all, pick a source that is “doable.” Second, once you are reading the source, find a fragment, which is roughly between 2-3 paragraphs. Third, answer the following questions. (If information for one of the following questions is not available, explain why this is the case.) A) Name the text from which the quote is taken (Please use some other text besides Bhagavad Gita or Book of Job) B) name the date or era (if known) in which this text is believed to have been first written down or compiled For example, 353 BCE (if you know that level of detail) or 400 BCE- 300 BCE (if the knowledge is less detailed). In ancient history, it is often a good idea to be prudent with dates as our knowledge of the era is not on the scale of modern history. Thus, dates are often cited in decades or centuries rather than precise years, with some notable exceptions. C) name which philosophy or religion the text is associated with? For example, “Hinduism.” D) Explain the speaker or speakers (if there is such a person/s) For example, “Krishna talking to Arjuna.” E) Explain who wrote this text, if we know In this example, emically, many Hindus consider it a sacred text and thus from the divine/God. Etically, we do not know, though we know it was passed down orally lon‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‍‍‌‍‍g before written down and compiled. F) Explain the historical significance of the quote. Here, you should make references to other primary sources, secondary sources, and lecture materials from our class to situate this primary document in its broader intellectual context. Explain how the source reveals the larger religious or societal developments ongoing at that time. This source reveals the historic shift from a religion centered on the priestly caste to a religion more and more open to others from more humble backgrounds, such as soldiers, merchants etc. Here one should explain typically for 2-3 paragraphs. If you get information from elsewhere, put it in your own words, but provide the source in a works cited page. G) Finally, explain who the readers or listeners to the text were. For example, Hindus but also South Asians in general. Finally, provide a basic work cited page by listing the URL links for where you got your secondary information from, such as What are considered legitimate secondary sources of information? You should use information from the C of C library, Encyclopedia Britannica, online newspapers, other universities, but only legitimate sources from longstanding institutions known to be trustworthy. Where do I go to find a primary source I can use? Go to the Tufts U site just below. Search- (Or) here- Or specifically for Hinduism here- Or specifically for Judaism here- Or specifically for Zoroastrianism here- Some additional secondary sources which can provide accurate background information 2. Britannica Encyclopedia of World Religions