Essays and Research Papers on Mixed Issues in Western Civilization

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This 5 page report discusses the evolution of Stoicism, its appeal to the ancient Greeks and Romans, and whether or not it has relevance in the contemporary world. Also briefly discussed are some ideas as to why the Greeks and Romans were 'susceptible' to the promises offered by early Christianity. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Aristotle's views on slavery are well known and are considered by many to be a justification of the practices of the day. His emphasis in The Politics is the role of government and slavery was a vital and integral component of the social, political and economic world of the Greeks. This 5 page ...

A 3 page essay discussing John Locke's perceptions and philosophy regarding human ideas as the primary and the difference to ideas of the secondary qualities. No additional sources cited.

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.

Caesar Augustus

  • 5 page paper

A 5 page paper discussing the life and accomplishments of Caesar Augustus, the great-nephew and successor of Julius Caesar. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Peter Abelard, 12th century French clergy whose affair with Heloise resulted in his castration, and Cicero, statesman and orator, shared a common belief in the conflict that exists between man's pursuit of self-interest and his duty to his community. This 5 page paper reflects on the nature of man and of mankind and their ...

10 pages in length. A discussion of the life and works of Galileo and the religious controversy that surrounded his heliocentric model. Galileo was among the first to suggest that the planets revolved around the sun and not around the Earth. The specific reason and issues surrounding his condemnation are examined. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

A 7 page paper on the Renaissance mathematician, scientist and inventor which examines his legacy to us as we live in a modern world influenced by the scientific perspectives and methods he espoused during his life. Current applications of discoveries, inventions, and philosophy of science pioneered by Galileo in a wider variety of fields ...

A 3 page essay on the play 'Othello' and how it related both to Shakespeare himself and to the Renaissance period. Examples of themes introduced in the story are used to illustrate how Othello was both a hero and outsider... different, yet acceptable, -- and thus, an exemplary figure from Renaissance literature. Bibliography lists 4 ...

In 5 pages, the author discusses the reason for the collapse of the Roman Empire. The Roman Empire was a great and powerful entity at one time. In fact, many of today's fields such as literature, law, art, and architecture were influenced by the Romans. This causes one to question why this ...

A 6 page overview of the life and accomplishments of Augustus Caesar. Includes his adoption by Julius Caesar, his military and societal pursuits, and the questions surrounding his death and his passage of his throne to his stepson, Tiberius. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

This 11 page paper examines the Anglo-Saxon settlement in England -- why they moved there, their subsequent society and culture. Particular emphasis is paid to medieval literature and its reflection of the Anglo-Saxons. Bibliography lists 8+ sources.

A 5 page piece on the communities that established agriculture in the middle ages, the types of farming technology used, and the inner workings of the community hierarchy as it relates to farming. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

A 5 page examination of the changing attitudes of people from the seventeenth century to the eighteenth century in Europe. Discusses the quest for new answers and the willingness of people to make decisions simply based on their own needs and desires. Bibliography lists three references.

An 8 page paper on the social and political occurrence and consequence of the Black Death (the bubonic plague) in Europe. The writer discusses various relevant issues including the art which resulted from the devastation and even the persecution of Jews as the group supposedly responsible for bringing the plague (western civ). Bibliography included.

A 9 page research paper which explores the myths surrounding the famous queen. The writer's demonstrates how Cleopatra was first, the victim of Roman propaganda; and then, the victim of 2,000 years of male-oriented prejudice. The paper includes a brief description of Cleopatra's life as seen through a feminist perspective and also includes references as ...

A 4 page paper discussing the bias of Cornelius Tacitus displayed in The Annals of the Roman Empire. Bibliography lists 1 source.

A 5 page survey of the major developments that lead to the European Industrial Revolution. Writer traces major religious, political and economic developments from 1100 A.D. up through the Eighteenth century. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

A 7 page paper that describes the social, agricultural, political and religious development of early river valley civilizations. The writer specifically offers a look at the development of civilizations in Mesopotamia and in the Nile River Valley. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

A 4 page essay postulating that it was this basic discovery that was the first ''domino'' in the chain which led to the creation of early civilization. No bibliography.

English Feudalism

  • 6 page paper

A 6 page paper discussing English feudalism under two kings: Edward the Confessor, and William the Conqueror. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

A 6 page research paper focusing on the family, but specifically on the involvement of the church and castle within that family. The writer describes the way of life for both the upper and lower classes, and relevant information regarding this time period.

This 7 page analysis looks at Spain during the reign of Ferdinand and Isabel during the 15th century. Their union resulted in a unification never before seen in Spain. Bibliography list five sources.

Frederick II

  • 4 page paper

Brief 4 page biographical overview of Frederick II- the eighteenth century English monarch. Paper outlines his life, times, and political activities. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

A 6 page paper discussing the affects of French and English colonization from the 1500's to present day and the benefits derived from it. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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