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.

Buddhist and Native Americans: Comparisons and Contrasts

A 6 page overview of the similarities and differences in Buddhist culture and Native American culture. Emphasizes the diversity of Native American cultures and stresses that one must be specific regarding time period to make applicable comparisons. Compares primarily contemporary Buddhism and traditional but contemporary Native American religions. Bibliography lists 7 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.

A Return to the Agriculture Revolution of the Agricultural Revolution of the Neolithic Period

This 5 page report discusses one of the most significant periods in all of human development. Human history from the Neolithic (sometimes called the “new stone age”) or the period of agricultural revolution demonstrates that humanity evolved from relatively small bands of hunters and gatherers to those who cultivated their own food to those who understood that their development of agriculture served both the producers and the consumers of the age. Bibliography lists 5 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.

Karl Marx vs. Edmund Burke on Human Nature

The subject is viewed through the eyes of Edmund Burke and Karl Marx in this 6 page paper. The ideas of these men are compared and contrasted. Subjects included in the discussion are religion, morality, man's work ethic, political ideology, communism, Hegelism and acceptance versus revolution. Examples in contemporary society are given to illustrate each theorist's view. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

The American Experience and the ‘Revolutionary’ Concept of Citizenship

In four pages, this paper compares and contrasts the American and French revolutions, and considers how the American experience as shaped the contemporary notion of citizenship. Four sources are listed in the bibliography.

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.

17th England & Transformation

A 4 page research paper that discusses the 17th century as a time of transformation in England. The writer argues that the seventeenth century was a period of rapid change in England, economically, politically and religiously. In his text The Century of Revolution, historian Christopher Hill argues persuasively that this was a period of transformation. The view of the seventeenth century presented by Hill shows that it was nothing less than the period in which the modern world began to take shape. No additional sources cited.

Two Pre-Revolutionary Periods

This 5 page paper delves into the period of the American Enlightenment and the time just before the American Revolution. The two eras are compared and contrasted and literature to emanate from the day is discussed. Ideas from Thomas Paine's Common Sense is included. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Scientific Revolution /Enlightenment

A 5 page research paper that compares and contrasts the Scientific Revolution of the seventeenth century with the Enlightenment of the eighteenth. The writer argues that an overview of this period of history shows that the two movements, while different, were distinctly related. The ideas that grew in the Scientific Revolution blossomed in the Enlightenment. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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.

Porfirian Mexico

This 5 page paper considers this period in Mexican history between 1876 and 1910. The social, political and economic factors are considered as an argument that this period can be seen as the foundation for modern Mexico. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

The Renaissance

This 5 page paper considers why a person may chose to live in the Renaissance if they had the chance. The looks at both the positive aspects and the negative aspects of this age, focusing on the cultural revolution that was occurring. The bibliography cites 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.