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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.

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 ...

A 12 page research paper that analyzes the role of the Renaissance in Italian architecture and city planning, focusing on the cities of Venice, Florence, and Rome. The writer postulates that the Renaissance style of simplicity and symmetry, along with each city's geography, particularly influenced the development of neighborhoods and communities. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

A 20 page paper discussing the history of the Italian Mafia from the ninth century to the present time. Bibliography lists 17 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.

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.

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 ...

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

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.

An 8 page discussion of Italian music and its key works & figures during various times ranging from the Middle Ages through the Baroque, Renaissance, and 19th & 20th century periods. Many key composers and the significance of their historic contributions are discussed. Bibliography lists 7 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 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 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 ...

This 7 page paper discusses the how the European Renaissance was responsible for the Protestantism of Calvinism and Lutheranism and reform within the Catholic Church. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Machiavelli vs. Plato

  • 8 page paper

8 pages in length. A light comparison between Machiavelli's 'The Prince' and Plato's 'Republic.' The writer examines each of the author's respective eras, backgrounds, and influences before making determinations about the political similarities and differences between their two infamous works. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

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.

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