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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...

13 Jan 2009

The revolt of the Netherlands: Spain's failure to regain control of the Netherlands

Thesis - 3 pages - Medieval history

The rebellion of the Netherlands against ruling Spain was, in the end, a success leading to complete independence in 1648, with the Treaties of Den Haag and of Westphalia. All the Northern provinces of the “Spanish Netherlands” became fully independent, forming the United Provinces. A...

13 Jan 2009

Assess the impact of the Hundred Year's War upon Anglo-French trade

Thesis - 4 pages - Medieval history

The Hundred Years War is an important period of the English history and of the French history. The Hundred Years' War was a conflict between France and England, lasting 116 years from 1337 to 1453. It was fought primarily over claims by the English kings to the French throne, and was...

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...

09 Jan 2009

Church and state controversy in the middles ages

Thesis - 4 pages - Medieval history

The disputes between Ambrose and Theodosius, the Carolingian rebellious episcopacy and Louis the Pious, and Gregory VII and Henry IV led to a same conclusion; the three emperors did penance. We can view these disputes as different episodes at different times of a same thing; the struggle between...

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

Harald Bluetooth and the Jelling Stones

Tutorials/exercises - 8 pages - Medieval history

The custom of erecting rune stones to commemorate the dead was a fashion that became predominant during the latter years of the Viking age, with the high period starting around 950 AD and continuing for the following 80 years in Denmark, Norway, and southern Sweden. In northern Sweden the custom...

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...

28 May 2008

What were the causes of the Iconoclastic Movement in the Dutch Revolt (1559-1648)?

Tutorials/exercises - 5 pages - Medieval history

In this essay I will be treating the iconoclastic movement in the Netherlands (1566 - 1567) as the beginning of the Dutch Revolt. I will begin by examining the historical context of the Dutch Revolt, that is to say, the political, economic and social aspects of the Netherlands 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...

14 Apr 2008

The Polis and Chora of Chersonesos in Crimea, Ukraine

Tutorials/exercises - 4 pages - Medieval history

The archaeological site of Chersonesos in Crimea, Ukraine, has been called “the Ukrainian Pompeii” and with good reason. Very few sites in the world can claim to have such an abundance of well-preserved remains. Tens of towers, a monumental defensive wall, a theater, and numerous...

11 Mar 2008

What does the discovery and study of Otzi reveal about the nature of Archaeology?

Tutorials/exercises - 3 pages - Medieval history

Archaeology is - “The discovery, recovery, and study of material evidence or artifacts (i.e. structures, tools, clothing, implements and burial sites in various states of preservation) of past human life and culture” The methodology used in Archaeology can be effectively...

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...

05 Oct 2007

Peter the Great and Alexander I

Tutorials/exercises - 5 pages - Medieval history

Peter the Great (1689-1725) was the major force that turned Russia away from the old ways of Asiatic Russia, and opened the window to the west. His series of accomplishments as Tsar of Russia began at the dawn of the eighteenth century, with the foundation of St. Petersburg. Constructing both, a...

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...

05 Sep 2007

The Growth of Education in Tudor England under the Influences of Church and State

Tutorials/exercises - 3 pages - Medieval history

The growth of education in England is largely associated with the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries and the rule of the Tudor monarchy. Although there are many factors which contributed to the advancement of education, it was the policies of church and state that had the greatest impact. It is...

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...