Micro-history is one individual’s life to study history. In Leo Africanus we are looking at one man’s experiences while traveling. This is a very interesting approach, but his findings can only be generalized but so far. This prospective adds a unique point of view to history. It also brings the facts to life. For Micro-history to be reliable it has to be used in combination with something more objective. In this book he discusses the problems and struggles between Christians and Muslims. He talks about how Grenada has fallen to Christians and how people were discriminated against for what they believed in.
I think that the idea of polygamy is very interesting to me. Poly gamy is something that is frowned upon in the United States and its interesting to see how something can be taboo in one culture and socially acceptable in another.
Why do you think polygamy is unacceptable in the United States and acceptable in other countries?