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Term Papers on Ancient Influences on Western Civilization

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Industrial Revolution's Impacts Upon the 18th Century »

(6 pp) When asking what does the Industrial Revolution represent for Western Civilization, the first thought is "machines." But this period in history influences all areas of society, wherever it was instituted. It has even been suggested that not since the process of sustained agriculture, has an ...
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The Crusades »

A 4 page paper which examines the Crusades and discusses how it is the most important historical event influencing western civilization up till the 1500s. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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History and Importance of the Nile River »

This 5 page paper discusses the Nile river, it's history and it's importance. Furthermore, this paper examines hoe the Nile river influenced nearly every aspect of ancient civilization. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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Western Civilization Historical Periods »

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.
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Napoleon Bonaparte and the French Revolution »

A 6 page paper which examines various issues relating to the French Revolution and Napoleon as seen in the texts “Civilization: Sources, Images And Interpretations” Vol.II, Since 1600 by Dennis Sherman and Seventh Edition, A History of Western Society, by McKay Hill Buckler. Bibliography lists 2 additional sources.
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Goals of the Crusades and Their Impact »

An 8 page discussion of the Crusades. Details exactly what the Crusades were and identifies their goal as gaining control of the Holy Land for Christians. Concludes that, while the Crusades were unsuccessful in accomplishing this goal, they had tremendous economic impacts upon Western civilization. Bibliography lists ...
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History of Western Civilization »

A 14 page paper which discusses 5 different aspects of the history of Western civilization. Bibliography lists 7 sources.
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Overview of Major Events of Western Civilization »

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 ...
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Past Slavery Patterns »

A 5-page paper examining patterns in the institution of slavery in civilizations from ancient to the 21st century. Includes conclusions about what 21st century Americans can learn from these patterns. References list 4 sources.
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A Review of Lopez's Commercial Revolution of the Middle Ages »

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.
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Historical Periods the Renaissance, the Reformation and the Scientific Revolution and Emergence of the Modern Era »

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 ...
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Considering the Maya »

This 3 page paper examines the ancient Maya civilization, and argues that “popular” scholarship portraying the Maya as sophisticated, peaceful and scientific is wrong; they were warlike and Mayan city-states were at war with each other much of the time. The paper also touches on the way they treated captives. ...
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Jackson J. Spielvogel on the French Revolution »

This 5 page paper relies on the textbook on Western Civilization by Jackson J. Spielvogel to explore the traditions of restoration, reform and revolution that defined the French Revolution. It then gives a brief definition of both liberalism and nationalism as they pertained to the French Revolution. No additional sources are listed. ...
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Social Paradigm for Change Represented by the Scientific Revolution »

A 5 page paper that analyzes the development of the Scientific Revolution and presents it as a pivotal point in the history of Western civilization. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
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The Western Front and the Battles of the Somme and Verdun »

A 4 page paper that comments on two issues. The essay first discusses the Battle of the Somme and the Battle of Verdun, purpose of the battles and their outcomes. The essay then comments on the stalemate on the Western Front. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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Paris During the Eighteenth Century and London During the Nineteenth Century »

A 5 page research paper that examines Paris in the eighteenth century and London in the nineteenth. The writer argues that an examination of these two cities in these respective centuries shows that the situations in each case could not have existed elsewhere or else-when. In each case the ...
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Nineteenth Century Medicine Developmental Motivation »

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 ...
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World View of Native Americans »

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.
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Ancient Korean Pottery »

This 5 page paper discusses ancient Korean pottery and the influence China had on this art. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
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The History of the Financial Markets »

This 8 page paper looks at the history of the financial markets. Starting with Ancient Rome and the etairia the paper looks at the development of investments in shares, the emergence of stock brokers and the stock markets as well as the way bubbles have developed as a result of ...
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World History Questions »

A 24 page paper discussing items such as the Neolithic cities of Jericho and Catal Huyuk; the civilization of Sumeria; the 18th and 19th dynasties of Egypt's New Kingdom; the political history of Athens from Draco to the Peloponnesian Wars; the influence of the Greeks on the Romans; the fall of the Roman ...
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The Horrors of WWI »

All Quiet on the Western Front : A 3 page paper which examines how and why WWI was such a horrific war, as seen in All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
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The Ancient Indus and Egyptian Civilizations »

A nine page paper which considers various aspects of ancient civilisations, including the transition from the Neolithic to the early Bronze period, the differences between the Egyptian and Indus cultures, and the relevance of ancient Greek thought to the modern intellectual world.
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Defining Judicial Review Throughout History »

A 10 page paper that begins by defining the term 'judicial review.' The writer then discusses the governments of ancient Greece and Rome and how parts of their systems carried over to later times. The Age of Enlightenment is discussed relative to the political innovations brought about through the writings ...
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Late Eighteenth Century Haitian Revolution »

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 ...
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Mass Media's Influence »

This 4 page essay focuses on the Civil Rights movement and the Iraq invasion as instances where the influence of mass media coverage had a profound influence on swaying public opinion. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
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1400 to 1700 Japanese Relations with the West »

This is a 5 page paper discussing Japanese foreign relations with the West between the years 1400 and 1700. The years from 1400 to 1700 in Japan covered three Japanese historical periods: the Muromachi Period (1333-1573); the Azuchi-Momoyama Period (1573-1603); and, the Edo Period (1603-1867) which also included the great ...
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West, East, and Differences in Technology, Globalization, Nationalism, and Industrialization »

A 9 page series of responses to questions relating to the evolution of society and civilization. Discusses the industrialization of Europe and the U.S. in the Industrial Revolution and ties this discussion into the impacts of globalization which we are feeling today. Notes the importance of technology in ...
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Michael Foucault vs. Frantz Fanon on Minorities »

A 5 page research paper which examines the similarities between two great French philosophers: Frantz Fanon and Michel Foucault. The writer demonstrates, through an examination of Fanon's 'Black Skin, White Masks,' and Foucault's Madness in Civilization, that the two philosophers agreed on quite a few fundamental points concerning power and ...
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Latin America's Native Civilizations »

A short, 4 page look at the history of pre-Columbian Latin America. Meso American civilization (mostly Aztec and Maya) is explored in this essay with reference to specific tribes (Olmec, Toltec, etc;) and large cities (ex. Tenochtitlan) that flourished. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
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Nuclear Weapons and Tensions Between Pakistan and India »

29 pages in length. The myriad issues India and Pakistan continue to face that have increased the tension and proliferation of nuclear weapons on the South Asian continent are vast and complex. With nuclear conflict, religious diversity and leadership disharmony heading the long list, other issues just as ...
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Technology and Contemporary Civilization »

This 12 page paper considers the interactions between technology and modern civilization, with a specific analytical view of the impact of technology on social forces, including the way in which we wage war. This paper outlines the changes in military technology as they underscore social change and also assesses ...
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The Material Culture of Slaves in Early America »

A 4 page discussion of how material culture can reflect a blending of cultural influences. Using the example of pottery from early slave quarters found in the archaeological record, this paper suggests a blending of white, slave, and Native American influences. Bibliography lists 1 source.
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Native American Influences on Modern American Culture »

This 3 page paper looks at some of the influences that the Native American practices and culture have had on the development of modern American culture. Influences discussed include ecology, spirituality, food, arts, and language and place names. The bibliography cites 4 sources.
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Pivotal Historical Point of the 1789 French Revolution »

A 5 page research paper that argues the position that the French Revolution of 1789 was a pivotal point in history. In other words, everything that had occurred in recent world history led up to and influenced the coming of the French Revolution and then the Revolution influenced everything that ...
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Average Citizens and the Effects of the Revolutionary War »

This 5 page paper looks at the American revolution and the way that it influenced the lives of ordinary people both during and after the war. The influences considered include social and economic, including trade as well as political. The bibliography cites 3 sources.
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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 ...
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Arab World Renaissance of the Nineteenth Century »

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 ...
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Dann Sisters, the Western Shoshone and Native American Land Rights »

A 15 page discussion of the concepts of Native American sovereignty, property rights and land ownership. Outlines the government policies towards these concepts and the history of U.S. dealings with Native Americans in regard to them. Uses the plight of the Western Shoshone and the Dann sisters in particular to illustrate the rights ...
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Native Americans and Different East and West European Experiences »

A 5 page discussion of the changes which occurred in Native American cultures in the Eastern Woodlands and the West after the arrival of the European invaders to their lands. Discusses the forced relocation of Eastern tribes to western reservations despite their incorporation of many aspects of European culture, the cultural transformations of ...
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Reform in Western Canada from 1900 until 1921 »

A 16 page paper that discusses the reform movements in western Canada between 1900-1921. This paper explores the origins and impacts of the agrarian revolt, suffrage, prohibition, labor and trade union reform and the interconnection between all of these. The major contention presented in this paper is that ...
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Western Australia's OSHA The Occupational Safety And Health Act (OSHA) In Western Australia »

14 pages in length. The writer discusses three topics in relation to Western Australia's Occupational Safety and Health Act: improvement and prohibition notices; employee remuneration during strikes; and delegated legislation. Bibliography lists 15 sources.
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High Noon in Lincoln by Robert Utley »

A 5 page summation and analysis of Robert Utley's fascinating tale of violence on the frontier. The writer examines Utley's book about the Lincoln County War of 1878, "High Noon in Lincoln," as a means of discussing the perspective of Western ranchers relative to place and space. No additional ...
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Rome Necessity is the Mother of Invention »

This paper uses the catapult, Roman Roads, and the tremendously ingenious water works of Ancient Rome to illustrate the variety of invention. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
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Trench Warfare and the Best Anti-War Novel Ever Written »

This 6 page paper discusses Erich Maria Remarque’s classic war novel, All Quiet on the Western Front. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
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Comparing Erich Maria Remarque's All Quiet on the Western Front with Joseph Heller's Catch-22 »

A 10 page research paper that compares and contrasts Joseph Heller's Catch-22 and Erich Maria Remarque's All Quiet on the Western Front. The writer argues that the common theme of both of these books is that war is essentially an immoral, basically insane, activity—not a glorious endeavor, as it ...
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Erich Maria Remarque's Representation of War in All Quiet on the Western Front »

A 4 page paper which examines how the war is represented in Erich Maria Remarque's novel "All Quiet on the Western Front." Bibliography lists 3 sources.
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Scientific Revolution of the 17th Century »

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.
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Enlightenment and the Scientific Revolution »

A 7 page research paper that discusses the relationship between the Scientific Revolution of the seventeenth century and the Enlightenment of the eighteenth and how these eras changed the worldview of Western European society. Bibliography lists 7 sources.
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Political and Economic Power Correlation »

A 6 page research paper that examines some of the most influential and famous works of the Enlightenment. During the eighteenth century, inspired by new and revolutionary discoveries in science, Western political philosophers such as Locke, Rousseau, Smith, Paine and Jefferson reevaluated the nature of political authority and how it ...
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