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20 Oct 2010

Oliver Wendell Holmes: The Great Dissenter of his time or of All time?

Essay - 6 pages - Medieval history

Oliver Wendell Holmes earned the reputation of the” Great Dissenter.” He commonly took a different path in the interpretation of Constitutional law. His most controversial and provocative dissents involved freedom of speech. Even though he was considered to be a...

21 Jan 2009

The war of the Spanish succession: Causes and consequences

Essay - 4 pages - Medieval history

The War of the Spanish Succession (1701-1714) was a major conflict leading to the end of French supremacy on the European continent. For the first time, the armies of the Sun King, Louis XIV, lost their reputation of invincibility. The purpose of this essay is to provide an extensive analysis of...

15 Jan 2009

Mozambique: a cold war conflict?

Essay - 4 pages - Medieval history

The colonization of Mozambique by Portugal began in the 15th century. The first settling was made in 1498, near the mouth of Zambezi River by Vasco de Gama himself. A few years later, the Portuguese founded a city in Lourenço Marques bay, nowadays known as Maputo. Thanks to the trade of slaves...

15 Jan 2009

Elizabeth the First

Essay - 2 pages - Medieval history

Born on September 7, 1533 in Greenwich, England. Died on March 24, 1603 in Richmond, Surrey. Elizabeth I, also called the Virgin queen because she never married, was the queen of England and Ireland from 1558 to 1603 or a total of forty five years. She ruled during a period called the...

12 Jan 2009

The significance of the Magna Carta

Essay - 3 pages - Medieval history

The Magna Carta is a charter signed by King John in 1215, during the Middle Ages, a period organized around the system of feudalism. This text embodies an enormous advance politically speaking: it is the basis of the whole English institution. Nevertheless, to discuss the significance of such a...

18 Dec 2008

Critical study: Comparing the reigns of Hatshepsut and Thutmose III

Essay - 6 pages - Medieval history

One of the most interesting periods of Egyptian history comes during the 18th Dynasty of the New Kingdom. In approximately 1479 B.C., the Egyptian Pharaoh Thutmose II died and, after a short dispute, was succeeded by his consort Hatshepsut who ruled as first between equals with her nephew...

04 Sep 2008

The utility of Confucianism & civil service examinations: from Han to Qing

Essay - 6 pages - Medieval history

It was during the Han Dynasty under Confucian scholar Dong Zhong Shu's persuasion that Emperor Wu (r. 140-68 BC) canonized the five Confucian classics as teachings of the state, created an imperial academy and instituted the civil service examinations as a nascent tool of talent recruitment. The...

25 Jul 2008

Haiti: The first black republic

Essay - 5 pages - Medieval history

In its early years as a wealthy French colony, Haiti was the envy of European imperial powers; however, in the last two centuries it has undergone a major transformation from a blooming Caribbean colony to an economically, socially, environmentally, and politically troubled nation. Since the...

20 Jul 2008

The Parthenon

Essay - 4 pages - Medieval history

After the Athenians defeated the Persians in defense of their glorius city. Pericles had proposed a resurrection and rebuilding of the Athenian temples that were destroyed by the Persian invaders. The best materials, artists, and laborers were called upon from the entire region to take part in...

17 Jul 2008

Book review of America's right turn: From Nixon to Clinton and a book review of America's right turn: How conservatives used the new and alternative media to gain power.

Essay - 6 pages - Medieval history

The book is a logical presentation of the historical development of the Republican's success in campaigning for wedge issues. Wedge issues have been instrumental in the campaign of Republican's since wedge issues like gay marriage, illegal immigrants, abortion are very appealing...

09 Jul 2008

Leadership and the valley forge encampment of 1777-1778 ( Maps included )

Essay - 4 pages - Medieval history

The 19th day of December in 1777 marked significantly on the history of United States of America for this was the day when George Washington together with 11,000 soldiers encamped in Valley Forge, a “2,000 - acre Pennsylvania community […] twenty miles northwest of...

23 Jun 2008

A historical overview of the Borobudur temple

Essay - 6 pages - Medieval history

Indonesia is home to one of the Seven Wonders of the World: the Buddhist monument of Borobudur. Although this monument is not one of the most widely known wonders of the globe it clearly represents a pinnacle of both architectural development and religious worship. Created between the seventh and...

17 Jun 2008

The Life of Octavian and the Events that led to his rule

Essay - 4 pages - Medieval history

Throughout the course of history, there have been a number of notable leaders that have significantly altered or improved civilization. Although the contributions of many of these leaders have fallen by the wayside in modern times, there are a few that remain as prominent today as they were...

03 Jun 2008

Denial or Acceptance? Medieval Attitudes Towards Death

Essay - 6 pages - Medieval history

In recent times, the study of death -both in modern times and throughout history—has begun to interest historians, who have gone about their research in a variety of ways. One work in this area of study is The Hour of Our Death by Philippe Aries, which has become a foundation work in the...

25 Apr 2008

The Colosseum

Essay - 5 pages - Medieval history

The Colosseum is one of the most famous buildings that are visited by millions every year. It was used for many events, and the most famous was the popular gladiator fights. It is a very complex building with high architectural methods used to build it. The exterior and the interior of...

24 Apr 2008

Spain in Latin America- Black & White legends

Essay - 5 pages - Medieval history

The Spanish empire was one of the largest empires in history and its own personal rise to power would coincide with the transition of power from the Asian continent to the European world. As colonial possessions lead to unprecedented wealth and conflicts between Spain and other European nations...

23 Apr 2008

Was The Egyptian site of El-Amarna a City?

Essay - 3 pages - Medieval history

Since the dawn of the human race, humans have recognized the need to work together in order to ensure their survival. This mindset allowed for the development of hunter gatherer societies which eventually evolved into fixed communities. Eventually these small irrigation based communities grew...

17 Dec 2007

The Significance of Peter I in the Russian History

Essay - 2 pages - Medieval history

It is acknowledged that under the rule of Peter I Russia have turned itself into a powerful nation. By what is a powerful nation? If we would generalize the knowledge we have about the different powerful states in history, we would probably discover that the powerful state should satisfy to the...

07 Dec 2007

Empirical Rome: The Ultimate Warrior State

Essay - 2 pages - Medieval history

Throughout history, ancient Rome has been one of the great leaders in the field of Empire building. The stench of blood and fear filled the Mediterranean region as Rome conquered city after city and nation after nation. Many cities fell to the Romans in battle, while many more...

19 Oct 2007

The Shocked and the Saved

Essay - 5 pages - Medieval history

World history is full of brutality. Wars and conquests, rapes and massacres; savage displays of the primitive monster man has always been and always will be. Yet more disgusting than any military operation is the mutilation of religion in the face of political gain. ...

12 Oct 2007

Heathen Morton and Religious Bradford

Essay - 3 pages - Medieval history

Long before the “Odd Couple”, there was a duo even more opposite and conflicted - Thomas Morton and William Bradford. A battle between two strong characters, with very different and contrasting beliefs about life, ensued on 1622 in the early English settlement of Plymouth,...

08 Oct 2007

Fundamental Transformations between the Reigns of Peter the Great and Alexander II

Essay - 5 pages - Medieval history

At the onset of Peter's reign Russian culture was in a dismal state. The vast majority of the Russian population was illiterate, even among the nobility. Since Peter wanted to westernize Russian society on virtually all levels, education and culture would have to be an integral part of such an...

28 Sep 2007

Why European Colonialism Was a Disaster for Native Americans

Essay - 3 pages - Medieval history

The smallpox epidemic that virtually wiped out the natives in their own land was asdisastrous as perhaps any epidemic that has ever existed in human history. While AIDS is doing enormous damage and harm to the people of Africa, it is not suffering from a population implosion. In fact, the...

01 Apr 2006

The complex relationship between Muslims and Christians during the Middle-Ages

Essay - 7 pages - Medieval history

Christians and Muslims have always kept ambiguous relationship going. Thanks to the Mediterranean, there have always been lots of contacts between Christians and Muslims. However, these contacts were strengthened with the Crusades during the Middle Ages. After the Crusades halted, various trade...