The answer for each question should be within the range of two (minimum) to four (maximum) double-spaced pages. Use standard margins and font size no. 12. Also delete/do not include any empty/blank pages.You can consult any of the sources used for this course (or any other sources). If/when you do, indicate the sources you use and cite them properly, preferably according to Chicago Manual of Style (author-date) and then give a list of all your references at the end.Avoid long and direct quotes and always express your ideas in your own words.Grading criteria: depth of analysis, clarity of expression, consistency of argument(s), and overall coherence. Illustrate your answers with examples.
Questions to be answered:
1. What are the main lessons to be gained from studying earlier (plague) pandemics?
2. What was the economic and demographic impact of the Black Death in the Middle East?
3. To what extent have Islamic responses to the COVID-19 pandemic been shaped by earlier accounts on historical precedents of (plague) pandemics?
4. Why did COVID-19 pandemic elicit comparison with earlier historical precedents of plague pandemics?