Read the attached, then write an essay (500 words) that addresses the following: How do Montaigne’s ideas reflect the crisis of his century? What lessons does he draw from accounts of the New World? Why do you think he chose cannibalism to compare European and American culture? What do you think he would have to say about the horrors experienced by Grimmelshausen and the others mentioned in the Simplicissimus excerpt? What does Grimmelshausen tell us about the conduct of the Thirty Years’ War? What did the war do to the land and its inhabitants? How might a psychohistorian explain the horror of the Thirty Years’ War?

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