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A 5 page paper that provides and overview of humanism during the Italian Renaissnace and considers the impacts on social constructs, religion and medieval thought. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

A 7 page paper that compares three Italian humanists and their perspectives on human nature. This paper demonstrates the way in which the independent perspectives of these three authors, though all based in ancient philosophy, create different concepts of the origin of human nature. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

An 8 page discussion of the similarities and contrasts of portraits of the Renaissance period. Contends that while the Church was a driving force in the art of the period, the distinctions between the portraits of Popes and noblemen are subtle. Equates the similarities as being a result of the familial backgrounds of ...

A 6 page essay that uses looks to Machiavelli's book for the a further understanding of the events of the Revolution.

7 pages in length. An analytical examination of this classic work in political theory. The writer pays particular attention to Chapter XXI in which Machiavelli discusses how The Prince will gain great esteem if he engages successfully in important enterprises. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

10 pages. This is an interesting observation on how and why the Italian culture uses their hands so expressively in their communication. The Italian culture in general as well as their body language is discussed. The history of this type of communication is also covered. The fact that there are many language ...

A 5 page essay exploring the virtues and vices of Machiavelli's story. The writer argues that the critics of his work that proclaim his evil are not looking at the big picture, but only its outcome. Arguments: Machiavelli's purpose in writing the document and where he places emphasis in the document and how ...

This 3 page paper considers how monumental building were able to act as propaganda for government in medieval Italy, looking at Sienna, Florence and Padua.

A 3 page research paper that describes various Italian dishes and their history. The writer focuses on pasta, pizza, and 2 desserts. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

A 7 page paper which examines this region of southern Italy, including its location, history, and what the traveler can see or do there. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

A 20 page paper looking at the way sixteenth-century Florentine politician Niccolo Machiavelli influenced Shakespeare's characterization of the inept ruler in his three Henry VI plays (parts I, II, and III.) The paper shows areas in which Shakespeare's idea of 'statesmanship' resembled Machiavelli's, as well as where it differed. Bibliography lists six sources.

A 4 page research paper on DaVinci's infamous painting 'Mona Lisa' in which the writer presents their own opinion of the work and then complements it with in-depth historical analysis and factual information about the artist, the model, and even the work's original name. From an artistic perspective, the materials and methods used to paint ...

Marco Polo

  • 5 page paper

In 5 pages, the author discusses the life and contributions of Marco Polo. He was one of the greatest explorers of all times. Marco Polo gave Europeans a glimpse of the exotic Orient. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

4 pages in length. Essay analytically discusses socio-political and socio-political problems in 13th century Italy. Social classes and gender roles are touched upon. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

This 5 page paper discusses The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli. Examples of Machiavellian monarchies are noted as the writer interprets the political meaning of Machiavelli's writing. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

A 9 page paper that provides an overview of the basic leadership concepts supported in Machiavelli's The Prince, and then suggest comparisons with leaders of recent times. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

A 5 page paper that considers the elements of rulership presented in Machiavelli's The Prince and demonstrates the contradictions between what a ruler should present and what a ruler should embrace. No additional sources cited.

A 5 page paper discussing bot the similarities and differences between Plato and Machiavelli's views of political leadership. Bibliography lists 'The Prince' by Machiavelli and 'The Republic' by Plato as sources.

A 10 page research paper on the life and work of the 16th century composer. The writer details the context of his life and work in regard to the music of the time, his harmonic theories, and his published works. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

4 pages in which Neoplatonism is defined, compared to today's New Age Movement, and discussed in terms of the move during the beginnings of the Italian Renaissance away from Aristotelian philosophy and toward that of Plato. Discusses the debate between Islamic philosophers Avicenna and al-Ghazali, and the resistance of Catholic leaders to accept the ...

A 5 page paper that considers the role of women and non-elites in Renaissance Italy and outlines the elements of the Italian court. Bibliography lists 2 sources. Italian

A 14 page paper discussing the influence of Christian symbolism and iconography in the Middle Ages. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

A well-written 8 page paper detailing the political corruptions of the Catholic Church during the Middle Ages as well as some of its causes and effects. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

A 5 page paper relating to questions surrounding the development and attitudes of the Christian church in the evermore sophisticated world. No bibliography.

A 12 page paper discussing the papal bull, or letter, written by Pope Innocent III in the year 1202. A section discussing the life and times of Pope Innocent III is discussed. This is followed by a section which thoroughly discusses and illustrates the letter itself and the situation in which the letter ...

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