Essays and Research Papers on Mixed Issues in Western Civilization

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Teutonic Knights

  • 6 page paper

A 6 page research paper that looks at the history of the Teutonic Knights, a military-religious order similar to the better known Templar or Hospitaller Orders of the middle ages. The Teutonic Knights were responsible for bringing Christianity to Eastern Europe through numerous crusades that lasted through to the fifteenth century. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

A 14 page paper that utilizes the literature of the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries to represent common perspectives about the themes of human happiness, love, passion, and the human condition during varying times in European history. Descartes, Hegel, Hume, Keats, & Marx are among the many authors discussed. Bibliography lists 16 sources.

A 9 page history of the turmoil created by the revelation of the heliocentric theory by Copernicus, Keppler and Galileo in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Bibliography lists nine sources.

Mary I has come down in history with the unpleasant name of "Bloody Mary" because of the religious persecutions of her reign. This 7 page paper reviews W.F.M. Prescott's book entitled "Mary Tudor" -- a text which goes into considerable detail about the Queen's terrifying reign. No other sources are cited.

(The) Etruscans

  • 11 page paper

An 11 page report on the history, politics, economics, language, and art of the Etruscans - members of an ancient Western Civilization that flourished during the 1st millennium B.C. Bibliography lists 7+ sources.

5 page review and discussion of the book 'The Commercial Revolution of the Middle Ages,' by Robert S. Lopez. Book describes changes (mostly economic) during the Middle Ages and surrounding periods in Europe. Excellent for those studying courses relevant to the History of Western Civilization. No additional sources.

A 6 page paper giving an overview of Charles the Great's influence in France. He was also known as Charlemagne. He was considered one of the greatest leaders in history. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

A 6 page paper primarily dealing with the social history of Portugal. It discusses how little Portugal changed between the thirteenth and nineteenth centuries, and touches on the work of realist writer Ea de Queiroz, who attempted to address Portugal's social backwardness. No sources.

Eleanor Of Aquitaine

  • 8 page paper

An 8 page biographical essay about one of the Middle Ages most dynamic women. Queen of Henry II, mother of Richard the Lion Hearted, she was one of history's most remarkable women. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

This 11 page report summarizes the history of the English Civil War during the period of 1642-1651. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

This 8 page paper considers the biographical context of Marina Warner’s view of the life of Joan of Ark and reflects the assessment, placement in history, the use of primary and secondary sources, the analysis of historical information and the biographers own perspective as they impact the readers view of Joan of Arc. No additional ...

This 8 page paper considers the biographical context of Marina Warner’s view of the life of Joan of Ark and reflects the assessment, placement in history, the use of primary and secondary sources, the analysis of historical information and the biographers own perspective as they impact the readers view of Joan of Arc. No additional ...

A short, 3 page discussion of the Hanging Gardens of Bablyon, their story & features. Focus is upon what makes them one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Ancient Cyprus

  • 10 page paper

This 10 page paper provides an overview of the ancient civilization and culture of the island of Cyprus. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

A 5 page research paper exploring the origins of the Hyksos who seized and ruled Egypt during the 15th and 16th Dynasties. Although their origins were thought to date back to Old Testament Hebrew by very early scholars (First Century AD), it is only in the last thirty years archeological finds have indicated the Hyksos ...

A 20 page paper describing the view of human nature on renaissance art. The writer describes the Renaissance belief in humanism and its effects on the view of human nature and how this is portrayed in art of the time. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

Leonardo DaVinci

  • 10 page paper

A 10 page overview of Leonardo DaVinci's life & work. Bibliography lists 7 sources. End notes.

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 ...

11 pages in length. Numerous examples have been discovered of the influence, both artistically and ecclesiastically, of the presence of the devil in the lives of common people and saints depicted in the many carvings, sculptures, and paintings of medieval times. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

A 5 page research paper exploring how women are portrayed in paintings. The writer describes images of women in a few key 20th century European paintings, and the social and cultural influences on these portrayals. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

A 15 page discussion of the evolution of Greek sculpture with an emphasis on drapery treatment over time. Bibliography lists eight sources.

Agoras, Greek & Roman

  • 6 page paper

A 6 page paper that explores the ancient Greek and Roman architecture of agoras (public squares), including their construction, materials, structures, ornamentation, and social significance. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

2 pages worth of notes and discussion about temples and various structures in Egypt nearly 4,000 years old. No Bibliography.

Who Built the Pyramids

  • 6 page paper

This 6 page paper explores the possibility of alien life through a look at the ancient Egyptian pyramids. The paper concludes that man did make the pyramids but both sides of the issue are addressed. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Early Greek Architecture

  • 10 page paper

Approximately 10 pages in length. Paper examines periods and styles in early Greek architecture. Bibliography lists 7 sources (also includes annotated bibliography as well).

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