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.

The French Revolution: An Analysis of Two Books

A 5 page paper which analyzes/reviews two different books on the French Revolution. The books are “The Coming of the French Revolution” by George Lefebvre and “Social Interpretation of the French Revolution” by Alfred Cobban. No additional sources cited.

Hobsbawm's Age Of Revolution

In The Age of Revolution by Eric Hobsbawm, he gives a thorough and interesting account of the French and Industrial revolutions, albeit from a refreshingly atypical perspective. This 5 page paper asserts that he seems to see the waves of history through an hourglass of Marxist economic theory which gives his book a double perspective: from the economic standpoint and from the eyes of the workers. An examination of his views on the Industrial and French revolutions is provided. No additional sources are listed.

The Age of Revolution, by Eric J. Hobsbawm

A 5 page paper which discusses the book “The Age of Revolution,” by Eric J. Hobsbawm. Hobsbawm’s book thoroughly examines the history of France during the French Revolution as well as the Industrial Revolution. He presents images and pieces of information that truly require the reader to think. Although this book can be confusing for one who has little prior education in regards to the revolutions under examination, it is a book which will enlighten the reader in one way or another due to the numerous perspectives presented through the writer’s intriguing illustration. No additional sources cited.

Red Azalea By Anchee Min

A 5 page paper that provides a review of this autobiographical book about the Chinese Cultural Revolution. The theme of this essay is how the Revolution left the author with limited options in terms of her behavior and thoughts. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Fischer/Washington’s Crossing

A 3 page book review of David Hackett Fischer’s Washington’s Crossing. This text describes the pivotal events in the American Revolution that led up to Washington crossing the Delaware and giving the Americans their first victories of the Revolution. Fischer describes these engagements and their significance and meaning in a highly detailed, and highly readable, narrative. No additional sources cited.

Impact of the Digital Revolution of Information Providers in Ireland

This 6 page paper considers the potential impact of the digital revolution is how to on Ireland in social and commercial terms. The paper starts by considering what is meant by digital information and determining whether or not an information revolution is taking place. After this the different potential impacts are discussed. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

Ellis's Founding Brothers

This 5 page book review concerns Joseph Ellis's well-known work called Founding Brothers. The book is about the men who were involved in the American Revolution and the creation of the United States of America. Bibliography lists 2 sources.


This 7 page paper gives an analysis and review of Cass Sunstein's book, A corroborating view is offered from Andrew Shapiro's book, The Control Revolution. Examples, quotes, cited from both texts. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

The Role of Religious, Nationalistic, and Social Grievances in the 1978-1979 Iranian Revolution and the 1980 Hezbolah Movement in Lebanon

A 7 page discussion of the numerous causes behind the 1978-1979 Islamic Revolution in Iran and indeed behind the Hizb Allah (Hezbollah) movement in Lebanon which occurred the following year. These causes were religion, nationalistic and social. While the effects of each were focused on the Middle East, the West was also heavily impacted by these developments. Examines the role of Islam in the events which unfolded and the potential for future revolution. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

A History of the Modern Middle East/Book Review

A 6 page book review of A History of the Modern Middle East by William Cleveland (1994). This is a complex and scholarly work, designed to present Middle Eastern history to both students and general readers who have not previously studied this subject. The Middle East plays a prominent role in the daily news. In many cases, commentators and policymakers appear mystified by Middle Eastern attitudes and, particularly, by their stance towards the West and the US. Cleveland's history not only explains past events, but also places them within cultural and geographic context that aids the reader in seeing how the region evolved to its present state. No additional sources cited.

The Age of Enlightenment

This 5 page paper looks at the thoughts and ideas which abounded during the age of enlightenment. This includes philosophers such as Voltaire, Locke, Mills and Montesquieu. The paper then goes on the examine the effect that these people may have had on the Industrial Revolution and the French Revolution. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

Jack A. Goldstone and the Causes of Revolution

This 6 page report discusses Goldstone’s model of how political and social revolution occurs. In his 1991 book “Revolution and Rebellion in the Early Modern World,” he outlines four specific factors that are in place and encourage a revolution to take place. He explains that at some point in the past 500 years, early every nation on Earth has experienced some form of revolution. He believes that those revolutions either began inside of their own boundaries or they were transmitted because of a revolution occurring in a neighboring country. His analysis of revolution and rebellion in England, France, and the Ottoman and Chinese empires provides a framework for examining the development of human history in terms of the interactions between ideologies and cultures. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Age Of Discovery & Atlantic Revolutions

A 5 page paper that discusses the factors leading to the Age of Discovery, also called the Age of Expansion. As territories were expanded and colonized, the interchange of cultures also began. The writer then discusses the reasons for the Atlantic Revolutions and the effects of these. 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.