Humanism

This 3 page paper summarises the history of humanisms, which dates back to ancient Greece, some of the followers, such as John Locke and looks at the belief systems of humanists. 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.

Herbert Aptheker/ Views on Marxism

A 5 page discussion of the opinions voiced by Herbert Aptheker in his 1967 book 'The Nature of Democracy, Freedom and Revolution.' The writer argues that by contrasting Marxist philosophy against 'bourgeois' democracy and revolution, Aptheker offers a perspective on history and political philosophy that is truly intriguing, if somewhat dated in his conclusions. No other sources cited.

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.

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.

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 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.

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 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.

Analyzing Thucydides

In order to move people, either into an emotional agreement or into action, the words must go beyond the rules of grammar and form. This 6 page paper argues that Thucydides, in his History Of The Peloponnesian War, sees the defeat of Athens as a result of a degeneration of morals and the death of reason at the hands of greed for power and wealth. No additional sources are listed.

WAL-MART’S HISTORY

When the first Wal-Mart opened in the early 1960s, the idea of discount shopping among rural America was almost unheard of, except for the five-and-dime stores. But with Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton's vision, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. today is a multi-billion dollar, international company. This paper examines Walton's philosophy, a little bit of history, and some glances into the future. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

The Importance of the Leveller Movement in 17th Century England

A 12 page paper which traces the history and ideology of the Levellers and their contribution to the English Civil War and Oliver Cromwell’s republican regime, and looks at the legacy of Leveller philosophy and ideals in modern democracies. Bibliography lists 7 sources

Fawn M. Brodie's 'Thomas Jefferson : An Intimate History'

A 5 page analysis of 'Thomas Jefferson: an Intimate History' by Fawn M. Brodie. It has always seemed contradictory that the man who wrote that "all men are created equal" was a slave owner, and that it was rumored he had a long-standing sexual relationship with one of his black slaves. Brodie's work does an admirable job of reconciling these discrepancies as she argues that Jefferson's actions made sense in the context of his own time and were consistent with his own philosophy. No additional sources cited.

The Renaissance

This 8 page paper explores the time period and discusses art, philosophy and history. While Italy is emphasized, other European countries are explored. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

The Political Propaganda of Thomas Paine

An 8 page overview of the life and philosophies of Thomas Paine. While modern history remembers him as a critical contributor to American and French independence, Thomas Paine left this world with a dubious reputation. His political contributions, however, are today considered invaluable both in regard to their inspiring the American Revolution and in regard to their inspiring the French Revolution. Bibliography lists 3 sources.