Impacts of the Industrial Revolution ( the eighteenth century - some really good years

(6 pp) When asking what does the Industrial Revolution represent for Western Civilization, the first thought is "machines." But this period in history influences all areas of society, wherever it was instituted. It has even been suggested that not since the process of sustained agriculture, has an event, or group of them, provided such a catalyst for western civilization. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

The Crusades

A 4 page paper which examines the Crusades and discusses how it is the most important historical event influencing western civilization up till the 1500s. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Periods in History: Western Civilization

A 3 page paper which defines and examines Renaissance, Reformation, Enlightenment, and Scientific Revolution as they influenced the development of Western civilization. Bibliography lists 1 source.

The Nile River:

This 5 page paper discusses the Nile river, it's history and it's importance. Furthermore, this paper examines hoe the Nile river influenced nearly every aspect of ancient civilization. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Considering the Maya

This 3 page paper examines the ancient Maya civilization, and argues that “popular” scholarship portraying the Maya as sophisticated, peaceful and scientific is wrong; they were warlike and Mayan city-states were at war with each other much of the time. The paper also touches on the way they treated captives. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Western Civilization: A Very Brief Overview

A 5 page outline of several of the major events encompassed in Western Civilization. These extend from absolutism in Europe to the dissolution of the Cold War. The expansion of the world’s scientific knowledge, nationalism, revolution, industrialization are all identified as important factors in these events. Bibliography lists 1 source.

Commercial Revolution of the Middle Ages / Book Review

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.

The Renaissance, the Reformation and the Scientific Revolution

A 5 page research paper that examine how these three periods of history reworked the nature of Western civilization and brought it from the Middle Ages into the modern era, by bringing about a totally different perspective on reality and instituting changes that are still evident in today's society and thought processes. Bibliography contains 4 sources.

Patterns in Slavery: Repeating the Past?

A 5-page paper examining patterns in the institution of slavery in civilizations from ancient to the 21st century. Includes conclusions about what 21st century Americans can learn from these patterns. References list 4 sources.

The French Revolution

This 5 page paper relies on the textbook on Western Civilization by Jackson J. Spielvogel to explore the traditions of restoration, reform and revolution that defined the French Revolution. It then gives a brief definition of both liberalism and nationalism as they pertained to the French Revolution. No additional sources are listed.

The Crusades

An 8 page discussion of the Crusades. Details exactly what the Crusades were and identifies their goal as gaining control of the Holy Land for Christians. Concludes that, while the Crusades were unsuccessful in accomplishing this goal, they had tremendous economic impacts upon Western civilization. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

The Scientific Revolution/A Societal Paradigm Change

A 5 page paper that analyzes the development of the Scientific Revolution and presents it as a pivotal point in the history of Western civilization. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

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.

The French Revolution and Napoleon

A 6 page paper which examines various issues relating to the French Revolution and Napoleon as seen in the texts “Civilization: Sources, Images And Interpretations” Vol.II, Since 1600 by Dennis Sherman and Seventh Edition, A History of Western Society, by McKay Hill Buckler. Bibliography lists 2 additional sources.

Western Civilization: History

A 14 page paper which discusses 5 different aspects of the history of Western civilization. Bibliography lists 7 sources.