Essays and Research Papers on Mixed Issues in Western Civilization

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6 pages in length. This paper discusses and compares two of King Henry VIII's six wives and their very different fates at the hand of their husband. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

A 4 page research paper which examines how the image of the heretic evolved into that of the witch during the time of the Inquisition. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

A 15 page research paper which examines the contributions made by ancient civilization to Western culture. The writer looks specifically at such Greek contributions as democratic principles, ideas on the importance of the individual, the systematic observation of the natural world, as well as Greek contributions to the fine arts of theatre and sculpture. Bibliography ...

A 5 page research paper on the effect of the Protestant Reformation on Europe in the Sixteenth century. The writer details how each country reacted politically and socially. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

A 4 page research paper which examines the rise of France, Russia and Prussia as strong nations towards the end of the seventeenth century. The writer argues that this was due to a 'military revolution' in which the military buildup of each nation contributed significantly to its rise. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

An 8 page essay on the Queen consort of Edward II who, partially in retaliation for his homosexual affairs, led a successful rebellion against him. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Joan of Arc

  • 5 page paper

A 5 page research paper on the life and legacy of Joan of Arc. The writer describes the Saint's early life, her visions, the major cities she visited, her captivity, trial and execution. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

King Canute

  • 10 page paper

10 pages in length. After a century as Danish plunder of England, Canute came to the throne. He was also the king of Denmark and Sweden but held a special fondness for England. His reign was peaceful and prosperous for England. Canute's life and work are discussed. Bibliography included.

A 5 page overview of King John of England. Presents the perspective that the societal wrongs typically associated with King John were really in existence prior to his gaining the throne and that the Magna Carta's original provisions were designed to protect England's rich, not her common citizens. Bibliography lists four sources.

This 6 page research paper describes the life of a typical member of Elizabethan society. Specifically discussed are Elizabethan work, play, food, drink, fashions, hairstyles and amusements. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

A 5 page essay on the French Sun King and his relationship with the Catholic Church and the Protestants within his kingdom. Bibliography lists 4 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.

A 10 page analysis of Joseph Klaits' book Servants of Satan: the Age of the Witch Hunts. The writer demonstrates that Joseph Klaits is an unusual scholar. Most historians, particularly male ones, have discounted the fact that most of the victims of the witch hunts were women. Klaits says straight out that 'witch craze's slaughter ...

This 7 page paper discusses the historical significance of the book On Sparta, written by Greek biographer and essayist Plutarch. No additional sources cited.

A 5 page essay that reviews the contributions made by the Roman Empire, despite the flawed personalities of its emperors. In an analogy to 1998 politics, the paper argues that the Roman emperors helped recreate the world by building information highways, instigating systems of international diplomacy, and increasing trade, despite the despotism evident in its ...

An 8 page paper discussing the life and reign of Queen Elizabeth I to England. Bibliography lists six sources.

A 6 page paper discussing the Renaissance and its differences and similarities to contemporary society. The writer briefly examines science, culture, politics, philosophy, and other key aspects of the culture. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

This 15 page report examines the theories and examples presented in Lamm's book, while also reviewing some of the most fundamental aspects of western culturalism and its role in the development of humankind throughout the world. Bibliography lists a dozen sources.

This 5 page research paper explores the life and spiritual journey of St. Ignatius Loyola, Spanish nobleman turned founder of the Society of Jesus Jesuit mission. Specifically discussed are the circumstances which led him to dedicate his life to God, his 'Spiritual Exercises,' which laid the foundation for his order known for both spirituality ...

4 page review of A.H.M. Jones' book entitled "Athenian Democracy." Book explores classic governments in Athens and makes mention of their historical relevancy to our own style of democracy in these contemporary United States.

A 7 page paper comparing the Dutch and Portuguese colonial capitals of Goa and Batavia. Issues concerning trade and imperialism are explored in considerable detail. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

This 6 page essay compares the effect of Charlemagne's Empire with that of the Roman Empire. Each was the undisputed ruler of its peoples with a passion for both the cultural and the political. Bibliography lists four sources.

This 7 page paper examines the impact of the European Renaissance on the concept of an absolute monarchy in France. In addition, it discusses the resulting Baroque period and the scientific revolution that were directly attributed to the Renaissance and the turmoil caused as a result.

An 11 page research paper examining poverty and its growth during the reign of Elizabeth I. England's population nearly doubled during the period between 1520 and 1620. Coupled with an estimated 40% inflation with no appreciable rise in wages, those on the fringe lost living standard ground and their numbers increased dramatically. ...

A 3 page paper describing key events occurring during this time period. The writer details the accomplishments of the Renaissance artists and describes the political structure of Europe during the 15th and 16th centuries. No Bibliography.

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