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 Civil Rights Movement and Anne Moody’s “Coming of Age in Mississippi”

A 4 page paper which examines the effects of discrimination on Southern blacks during the 1950s as characterized by the lives of Moody’s family and acquaintances, the ways her life changed after leaving home for the city and going onto college, the dangers she confronted while working for racial equality in Mississippi, her later disenchantment with the civil rights movement, and how she viewed African-American attitudes as yet another obstacle to rational progress. No additional sources are used.

The Individual and the Family in Contemporary Culture

This 6 page paper takes a look at both sides of the argument as to the positive and negative aspects of individuality. The myth of the family is discussed and the family through the ages, from medieval times, is documented. The paper concludes that individuality is a good thing in a society that has come to embrace the nuclear family paradigm. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Civil Rights in the Aftermath of September 11th

This 5 page paper compares civil rights after September 11th with rights that were allowed during WWII. Present day treatment of Middle Easterners and Muslims in America is compared with how Japanese were treated during the 1940s. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

The Lives Of Working And Middle Class Women In 19th Century Britain

7 pages in length. The distinction between the lives of working and middle class women in nineteenth century Britain is both grand and far-reaching. That the working population was considered the equivalent of undesirable social outcasts when compared with their middle class counterparts clearly illustrates the unmistakable divide that existed beyond the issue of gender separation. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

Southern History, Southern Family

A 3 page essay on southern family life. The writer discusses the relevance of family history in the way many southerners perceive themselves today. Race relations, culture, and other historical factors all contribute to the importance of family in this region of the Untied States. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Crusades in the Late Middle Ages

A 12 page research paper that examines the motivations and the effects of the crusades that occurred in the late Middle Ages. Bibliography lists 13 sources.

Teutonic Knights

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.

How the Urban Revolution Of The 11th Century Eroded The Feudal System

This 5 page paper examines the impact of urbanization on the established system of feudalism in the Middle Ages. The Magna Carta, the growth of cities, the centralization of governmental power all led toward the ultimate collapse of feudalism. Bibliography lists six sources.

Georges Duby

This 16 page paper considers the background and work of this French historian who specialised in the middle ages. The paper considers his background and qualifications as well as his studies and then discusses the influence that his work had on the academic community as well as society in general. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

Prostitution / A Cross-Cultural History & Analysis

A 5 page paper on this history of 'the world's oldest profession'-- prostitution. The writer discusses the shape and form that prostitution has taken throughout history with respect to individual cultures and societies such as the Ancient Greeks, Romans, Church in the Middle Ages, and more recent eras as well. The role of law, societal opposition, and venereal disease is stressed with regard to prostitution in more recent times. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

History of Temperament Theory

This 10 page paper provides a historical report of theories about temperament. The history begins about 2,500 years ago when the four humors were proposed, a theory that was continued to be popular in the Middle Ages and even later. Philosophies and scientific advancements changed the theme somewhat but there continued to be four dimensions of temperament. Even Keirsey proposed four dimensions of temperament. It was in 1990 when five dimensions of temperament were proposed by McCrae and Costa, Jr. Bibliography lists 6 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.

“Developments in social history in eighteenth and nineteenth century Britain”

A ten page paper which looks at the way in which Britain, and particularly England, changed and developed between 1700 and 1900, in terms of industrialisation, the growth of the middle class, the changes in conditions for the working population, and the improvements in social reform which came about during the latter half of the nineteenth century. Bibliography lists 4 sources

Changing US Relations in the Middle East

This 4 page paper discusses the changes that have occurred between US relations in the Middle East during the Cold War years and those that have occurred since the dissolution of the USSR. Bibliography lists 3 sources.