12th Century Renaissance & Intellect

A 5 page paper discussing the cause of the intellectual changes that occurred during the renaissance period in Europe. Many people have stated that the cause of these changes was due to the education and knowledge available through the monasteries of that time, but the monasteries were limited to the texts they contained. Their exposure to the world outside of Europe was very limited. The idea that the Crusades changed the intellectual face of the Europeans is the argument given. Bibliography lists 1 source.

Renaissance Slavery

A 3 page overview of Renaissance slavery, slavery occurring between the fourteenth and seventeenth century AD in Europe. The author emphasizes the similarities and differences between Renaissance slavery and American slavery. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

The Evolution of the Scientific Revolution

An 8 page outline of some of the major steps of the scientific revolution which spanned the Renaissance through the eighteenth century. The author explores the work of some of the most noteworthy scientists of all time but also points out that many discoveries can be attributed to novice hobbyists. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

History as a Predeterminant of Contemporary Actions

A 4 page contention that our actions today are often determined by decisions that we made well back into the chapters of history. Indeed, even if we consider such gross aspects of our lives as our politics and our religions we see that this is indeed the case. One of the more interesting examples that supports this contention is the Renaissance. We are still feeling the reverberations of this historical period today, over six centuries since its advent. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

The European Renaissance

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.

Is Our Age a Contemporary Renaissance?

A 6 page research paper that argues that our contemporary age is similar to that of the Renaissance. The writer compares the two times on numerous levels, but finds them most similar in that both the Renaissance and contemporary modern times have undergone an 'information revolution.' Bibliography lists 5 sources.

The Impact of the Renaissance Period on Physical Education:

This 5 page paper discusses the impact of the Renaissance period on physical education. Specifically, major renaissance happenings such as the black plague, the Spanish Inquisition, and the crusades are discussed in terms of their effect on physical education. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

17th England & Transformation

A 4 page research paper that discusses the 17th century as a time of transformation in England. The writer argues that the seventeenth century was a period of rapid change in England, economically, politically and religiously. In his text The Century of Revolution, historian Christopher Hill argues persuasively that this was a period of transformation. The view of the seventeenth century presented by Hill shows that it was nothing less than the period in which the modern world began to take shape. No additional sources cited.

Paris, 18th Century/London, 19th Century

A 5 page research paper that examines Paris in the eighteenth century and London in the nineteenth. The writer argues that an examination of these two cities in these respective centuries shows that the situations in each case could not have existed elsewhere or else-when. In each case the contributions to Western civilization that arose from each city were unique and came about as the result of specific circumstances in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

History Of Child Rearing Practices

This 5 page paper provides an overview of child-rearing practices beginning in the 1800s. The 20th century was called the century of the child by the National Congress of Mothers in 1899. The writer reports the focus during that century was not on the child. The essay comments on changes in society and beliefs about children and childhood. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Women In The Renaissance Thru The French Revolution / Voices from the Silence

An 11 page paper on how women were subjegated in the Renaissance and started to get serious about their status during the French Revolution. The paper postulates that voices where heard throughout the 300-year period as well. Bibliography lists approximately 10 sources.

An Overview of the Venetian Navy During the Renaissance

This 10 page paper provides information about the Venetian Navy as well as information on Italy at the time of the Renaissance. Some battles are discussed. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

The Renaissance

This 5 page paper considers why a person may chose to live in the Renaissance if they had the chance. The looks at both the positive aspects and the negative aspects of this age, focusing on the cultural revolution that was occurring. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

Does Women's History Challenge the Traditional Narratives of Male Historians?

This 4 page paper considers the issue of a feminist approach to history. Joan Kelly-Gadol's essay Did Women Have a Renaissance, published in Becoming Visible: Women in European History, directly relates to the question of the emerging approach of female historians. Female historians, after reflecting on the traditional narratives of male dominated societies, have recognized that women essentially had no voice in the past. Bibliography lists 1 source.

France: War and Economics Translate to Non-U.S. Support in Operation Iraq

A 4 page overview of France’s history since the Renaissance, the many wars and the increasing tendency to move further and further from the side of the U.S. The author contends that during the Cold War in particular France became heavily involved economically in the Middle East and that involvement would be the deciding factor in her decision to not support the U.S. in Operation Iraq. Bibliography lists 3 sources.