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.

Impact of the Great War on Western Literature

A 4 page essay that discusses the impact of the “Great War,” that is, World War I on Western literature. World War I is known for its “mindless squandering of human life with negligible results” (Hull 17). During its era, it was known as the Great War, the war to end all wars, as well as the war that would make the world “safe” for democracy. The Great War accomplished none of these purposes and, when it was over, the survivors were gripped by grief, guilt, rage and, in the case of one German lance corporal, a young man named Adolf Hitler, by the desire for revenge (Hull 17). The Great War had another significant effect in that it had a tremendous impact on the course of modern Western literature. The collective consciousness of both Europe and America was forever changed by World War I and this change was reflected in the literature produced both during the Great War and in the decades afterward. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Plessy v. Ferguson/Outcomes of this Precedent

This 3 page research paper addresses the US Supreme Court decision in this landmark 1896 case. The writer argues that while it resulted initially in oppression for African Americans in the form of Jim Crow laws, eventually the groundwork laid by this case resulted in the success of the Civil Rights movement. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Native American World View

A 5 page essay discussing the Native American society and conservatism. Issues discussed include world view orientation, impact of the Western traders and other influences on Native American world view and concluding remarks regarding the validity of the conservatism argument. No sources are listed.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Haitian Revolution at the Close of the 18th Century

This 16 page report discusses the fact that revolution has been a key factor in the development of Haiti for over two hundred years. From the earliest days of European exploitation to the decade of the 1990s, Haiti has continuously faced the devastation brought about by a cycle of domination and revolution. From the 15th to the 17th century, Spanish explorers and “conquistadors” used Hispaniola (of which Haiti is the western part and the Dominican Republic is the eastern) as a "jumping-off point" for exploration of the Western Hemisphere. Haiti is the world's oldest black republic and, after the United States, the second-oldest republic in the Western Hemisphere Bibliography lists 7 sources.

Seventeenth Century Scientific Revolution

A 6 page review of the scientific advancements in the Seventeenth Century and how these changes affect the current Twentieth Century Western World. 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.

How War is Portrayed in Erich-Maria Remarque's "All Quiet on the Western Front"

A 5 page paper which examines Erich-Maria Remarque's classic 1929 novel, "All Quiet on the Western Front" by specifically considering how German soldiers understand the origins of the war, the impact of technology and industrialization on World War I, and how and why the romantic illusions about combat disintegrate, and why Paul Baumer and his comrades see themselves as part of a lost generation. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

The Renaissance of the Arab World:

This 3 page paper explores the Arab response to technology and science begining in the 19th century and continuing today. Furthermore, this paper highlights the ways in which the Arab world has struggled to integrate these Western concepts and ideals while maintaining its dedication to its own ideals and values as well. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Motivation For The Development Of 19th Century Medicine

5 pages in length. The history of western medicine has provided for a more conventionally prescribed remedy to combat illness and disease, choosing more invasive surgical procedures and pharmaceutical drugs as its primary treatment options. With the discovery of such lifesaving drugs as penicillin, western medicine has long been the forerunner throughout the medical community. Indeed, the beneficial attributes in relation to such discoveries earned western medicine a stalwart reputation. The writer discusses that in light of this western influence, it might surprise some to learn that animal domestication was what ultimately brought about the development of 19th century medicine. Bibliography lists 4 sources.