This 4 page paper analyzes the architecture of the first Temple of Hera in Greece. Elements analyzed for style and lifestyle of the people, function, and symbolism. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

War / The Insanity of Religious Dogma

A 9 page research paper on the effects of religious beliefs on the human mind. The writer posits that religious dogma leads to war, based on the conception of being 'chosen.' This human concept is drawn on the ideal that any single group within the human collection of 'God's children' is better than another. In fact, this only gives the warmongers an excuse to destroy humanity. Bibliography lists 16 sources.

Charlemagne According to Einhard

A 9 page essay on Einhard's history of Charlemagne and its significance to the world today. The writer explores the military, religious, civic and personal life of Charlemagne, his expansion of France, and his relationships with others during his time. The writer also explores the reasons behind the current interest in Charlemagne, and posits that those reasons include historical preservation, religious history, and relationship to the current political situation in Europe. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Ethiopia: History And Religion

Ethiopia is a country with a history of diverse religious cultures. This 7 page paper explores briefly the history of Ethiopia and focuses on the political and religious aspects of the country. Bibliography lists 6 sources.


This essay examines the period of time in Spain during which the land was under Islam rule. The paper examines the impact that the Muslims had on Spanish architecture, art and music. Bibliograpy lists 4 sources.

Stained Glass Windows and Canterbury Cathedral

This 6 page paper looks at the history of the stained glass window, specifically those at Canterbury Cathedral. The symbolism within the pictures and patterns they portray is discussed. The annotated bibliography cites 7 sources.

George Bernard Shaw's Arms and The Man and R. C. Sherriff's Journey's End: A View of the Conflicts of War

This 5 page paper provides an overview of the basic elements of Shaw's Arms and The Man and Sherriff's Journey's End. This paper considers the impacts of war symbolism and the irony of war, including issues like heroism and the search for peace. Bibliography lists 4 sources.


This 3 page paper discusses the Native American short story called High Horse's Courting. Imagery, characterization, symbolism and brief synopsis included. Bibliography lists 1 source.

Whitman’s “When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom’d”

A five-page paper analyzing Walt Whitman’s poem in terms of its relationship to the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. The paper looks carefully at symbolism and imagery, concluding that Whitman uses his poetic art to help him work through his shock and grief. No additional sources.

Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture

A 4 page research paper/essay that discusses the various parts of Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture. The writer describes each section, its music and its symbolism. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Propaganda During the Spanish Civil War

This 6 page paper analyzes three posters used during this critical time in history. The symbolism and intent of the posters are detailed. Bibliography lists 5 sources.


This 3 page paper discusses the poem, The Life of Lincoln by Gwendolyn Brooks. The symbolism in the poem is exampled and examined. Quotes cited from text. Bibliography lists 1 source.

Thomas Paine and Thomas Jefferson

A 3 page paper which compares Thomas Paine’s “Common Sense” with Thomas Jefferson’s “The Virginia Act For Establishing Religious Freedom.” Bibliography lists 3 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.

The Evolution of American Literature from the Colonial Period to the Romantic Period

This 5 page paper traces the development of American literature from the religious and puritan themes of colonial sermons to the political writings of the revolutionary years and into the mature use of fiction to reflect reality rather then recreate it in the romantic period. Authors discussed in the paper include John Winthrop, Jonathan Edwards Thomas Paine, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Edgar Allen Poe and Emily Dickinson. The bibliography cites 8 sources.