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04 Jun 2008

Law and Order in Ancient China

Essay - 6 pages - Ancient history

Social development in most countries is predicated upon the history and tradition of the country in its early years of development. In other words, the direct issues of law and order that have become a part of modern social discourse can be traced back to the historical development of the state....

04 Jun 2008

Argumentative paper about the Islamic Empire

Essay - 3 pages - Ancient history

The short period of time after the death of Mohammad was a tumultuous one of growth and redefinition. What would follow Mohammad's career of revelations and what it would mean for a society governed by them was the looming question to be quickly and unavoidably answered by the actions of the new...

03 Jun 2008

Handmaid of God: The Developing Social Class of the Virgin Mary

Essay - 7 pages - Ancient history

Although the Virgin Mary is depicted in the gospel text and other religious literature as primarily a humble “handmaid of God,” imagery in medieval representations of her tend to downplay that aspect of her personality. Instead, social class is what is most often emphasized, with the...

18 Apr 2008

Buddhism In Thirteenth Century Japan

Tutorials/exercises - 2 pages - Ancient history

In 794, Emperor Kammu of Japan moved the capital from Nara to Heian, in an attempt to separate the in-fluential Buddhist sects of Nara from the state. This led to the development of Heian Buddhism, which is identified by the idea that everyone can attain Buddhahood. Even with this...

11 Feb 2008

Biography and history of Cleopatra

Essay - 8 pages - Ancient history

The story of Cleopatra is one of epic proportions. Fully of mystery, intrigue and intelligence, Cleopatra is considered one of the most prominent and powerful figures in history. Due to the "Hollywood-ification" of her life as well as legendary stories that have pervaded history, it is...

19 Oct 2007

The Greater Good

Essay - 4 pages - Ancient history

Joan of Arc never lived to hear her own name; she never lived to see her own deliverance. Jeanne la Pucelle (Joan the Maid) died a heretic. Redeemed twenty-five years later at the nullification of the Rouen trial that sentenced her to the stake, Joan finally earned the honor...

16 Jan 2007

The image of Ireland and the Irish in the classical and late antique Roman sources

Essay - 4 pages - Ancient history

Classical Antiquity is a broad term for a long period of cultural history centred on the Mediterranean Sea, which begins roughly with the earliest recorded Greek poetry of Homer (7th century BC) and continues through the rise of Christianity and the fall of the Western Roman Empire (5th century...