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This Midterm is an open-book examination submitted during the 4th week of the course. It consists of twenty-five (25) identifications and is worth 100 points and 15 percent of your total grade. You must answer all of the following twenty-five (25) identifications in a short answer paragraph (single or double-spaced, your preference). Please do not use a bullet format. Each short answer identification is worth four points. In order to secure those four points, you must make sure your short identification has complete information and does not have any spelling, grammar or capitalization errors.
When answering identification questions, please keep in mind the five “W”s: Who, What, Where, When and Why. Make certain to establish the significance of the identification in regards to ancient and early classical warfare as a whole (see below for examples). Please cite where you took the information in your Required Readings and Weekly Lesson Lectures using Turabian style foot or endnote citation. Required sources must be used to construct your answer (as proof you are reading the weekly assignments). Do not use outside sources.
IDENTIFY: (You must answer all twenty-five) (4 points each and bold and number each ID)
Sun Tzu (also known as Sun Wu, first half of 5th century BC)
Sun Tzu’s Art of War
Kautilya (c.350-c.275 BC)
Miyamoto Musashi (1584-1645)
Go Rin No Sho (“Book of Five Rings”)
Aeneas Tacticus (mid-4th century BC)
Renatus Flavius Vegetius (late 4th century)
The Military Institutions for the Romans
Emperor Maurice (r.582-602)
The Strategikon
Niccolo Machiavelli (1469-1527)
Machiavelli’s The Art of War and The Prince
Sebestien le Prestre de Vauban (1633-1707)
Maurice de Saxe (1696-1750)
Reveries on the Art of War
Frederick II the Great of Prussia (r.1740-86)
The King of Prussia’s Military Instructions to His Generals
Carl Von Clausewitz (1780-1831)
Clausewitz’s On War
Alfred Thayer Mahan (1840-1914)
The Influence of Seapower upon History, 1660-1783
Julian Corbett (1854-1922) MIDTERM TURN-IN CHECKLIST:
Please look over your midterm and make sure you comply to the following checklist.
Please add a cover page to your assignment with your name, the assignment name, the class, your professor’s name, the date, and the institution.
Restatement of historical vocabulary word with number (bolded). A definition of the word in one paragraph using proper grammar and spelling (no bullet responses allowed). Please cite where you took the information from your readings using Chicago-Turabian footnotes or endnotes (parenthetical citation is not allowed and will be penalized 10% of your grade). Some historical examples will have more than one source.
When identifying people, make sure you include important contributions to military theory.
When identifying important military writings or theories, please concentrate on why the work or theory is important to the history of military strategy and give the year of publication of possible (or at least a century of publication when this information is not available for the earlier theorists, e.g. Sun Tzu).
At the end of the exam please add a full bibliography in Chicago-Turabian style (Do not place the bibliography after each of the twenty-five entries). Remember, I am not looking at comprehensive answers (multiple paragraph responses) to these 25 historical identifications. Please be direct with your response.
Chicago Style Footnote and Endnote Citation Resources
In MILH304 there are three assignments which require Chicago style footnote or endnote citation: your midterm, your final and your major paper. If you are a history or military history major, I strongly suggest obtaining the following as a research companion:
Turabian, Kate. A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations: Chicago Style for Students and Researchers. Ninth Edition. University of Chicago Press, 2018.
There are other online sources to assis you:
Purdue University Online Writing Lab:
Scribbr has a great quick guide: