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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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2 Books on the French Revolution Analyzed »

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.
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Age of Revolution by Eric Hobsbawm »

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 ...
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Eric J. Hobsbawm's The Age of Revolution »

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 ...
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Anchee Min's Red Azalea »

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.
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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 ...
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The Potential Influence of the Digital Revolution on Society »

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 ...
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Founding Brothers by Joseph Ellis »

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.
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Cass Sunstein's Republic.com »

This 7 page paper gives an analysis and review of Cass Sunstein's book, Republic.com. A corroborating view is offered from Andrew Shapiro's book, The Control Revolution. Examples, quotes, cited from both texts. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
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Social, Nationalistic, and Religious Grievances in the Iran Revolution of 1978 and 1979 and Lebanon's Hezbollah Movement »

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, ...
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A Book Review of Modern Middle East History »

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 ...
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Enlightenment Philosophical Age »

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. ...
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Causes of Revolution According to Jack A. Goldstone »

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 ...
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Returning to the Neolithic Period's Agricultural Revolution »

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 ...
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Atlantic Revolutions and the Age of Discovery »

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 ...
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Kenneth Roberts/Arundel »

A 5 page book review that summarizes and analyzes this historical novel. Arundel by Kenneth Roberts is a novel that part adventure story, part history, but also the coming of age story of the story's narrator and protagonist Steven Nason, of the town of Arundel, "in the county of York ...
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Gordon S. Wood/The American Revolution »

A 3 page book review of The American Revolution, A History by Gordon S. Wood, which offers the reader an articulate, well-written, expertly researched summary of the events and situations that led up to the war with Great Britain, which resulted in the birth of the United States. Wood’s ...
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Days of the French Revolution by Christopher Hibbert »

A 5 page review of Christopher Hibbert's 'Days of the French Revolution' -- a book detailing the socio-political events surrounding the conflict of 1789. The primary source is cited in bibliography.
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Nien Cheng's Life and Death in Shanghai »

A 5 page review of the circumstances surrounding the six and one-half year imprisonment of the author by the Mao regime during the Chinese cultural revolution. The author of this paper places the personal experiences related in the book into the historical context of the time. No additional ...
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Industrial Revolution and the Digital Age »

A 7 page paper comparing the effects of the industrial revolution and the digital age. The industrial revolution was a true 'revolution,' the likes of which had never before been seen. Such is not the case with the Internet, however. There are aspects of the Internet that can be said ...
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Gary Nash/Race and Revolution »

An 11 page book review that analyzes the arguments that Gary B. Nash, professor emeritus of history at the University of California at Los Angeles, makes regarding the issue of slavery and how it was addressed, or rather not addressed, by the Founding Fathers in his text Race and Revolution. ...
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Richard Dunn's The Age of Religious Wars »

A 5 page review and critique of Richard Dunn’s book “The Age of Religious Wars.” No additional sources cited.
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Procopius/The Secret History »

A 6 page book review that examines Procopius’ The Secret History.The writer argues that examination of this text shows that Procopius felt that the most pressing problem of his generation was the tyrannical and amoral nature of its ruling class. In other words, Procopius’ Secret History offers a ...
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The Radicalization of the American Revolution by Gordon S. Wood »

An 8 page paper looking at Gordon S. Wood's nonfiction book The Radicalization of the American Revolution in terms of its key issues. The paper illustrates Wood's belief that the American Revolution differed from other wars in that it not only replaced one ruler or ruling class with another, but ...
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Crow Nation and a Review of Frederick Hoxie's Parading Through History »

This 6 page paper gives a detailed review of the book: Parading Through History by Frederick Hoxie. Quotes are cited from the book with a clear thesis and well defined review/report on the book. Meaningful themes are portrayed. Bibliography lists 1 source.
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The Cost of Political Revolutions »

A 5 page paper in which the writer concludes that political revolutions are worth the cost, human, individual, and financial, even if they do not achieve their objectives. To support the premise, the writer uses some of the most well-known revolutions as examples – the American Revolution, the French Revolution, ...
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The Nature of Democracy, Freedom, and Revolution by Herbert Aptheker »

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 ...
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Joseph Nocera's 'Money Revolution' Theory »

A 5 page analytical look at what author and economic analyst Joseph Nocera called "The Money Revolution." The writer examines rising 'interest in interest rates,' the changing financial habits of the middle class, and how the economy has affected a newfound consciousness in which average people are, for the first ...
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European History and Class Struggles »

This 5 page paper talks about how social class changed between the time of the Scientific Revolution and the Enlightenment and from the French Revolution to the Industrial Revolution. The impact of the French Revolution is highlighted. Bibliography lists 5 sources
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1959's Cuban Revolution »

A 5 page examination of the positive and negative effects of the 1959 Cuban Revolution. Some of the issues address include the racial population since the revolution, the economic status, and the conditions relating to the seizure of property during the revolution. In many ways, however, the revolution is not ...
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Answers to 5 Student Question on the French Revolution »

This 5 page paper provides answers to five questions posed by a student in a Q&A format. Topics include reasons for the origination of the revolution as well as events leading up to the revolution. The relationship to the American Revolution as well as Napoleon's role in France after the ...
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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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Robert F. Kennedy's 'Thirteen Days' »

14 pages. This review centers on the Cuban Missile Crisis as told by Robert F. Kennedy in his book "Thirteen Days". A well written and thought out review, this is not simply an overview of the missile crisis but is instead a research paper on the book. When the ...
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Communist State and Utopia by Sir Thomas More »

A 5 page paper analyzing the ways in which Thomas More's idealized society, described in his book Utopia, could be said to be Communist. The paper concludes that the actual aims of Karl Marx and More were different; Marx was calling for a social revolution, and More was calling for ...
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Corporate Culture and Management of China and the Effects of the Cultural Revolution »

This 10 –age paper considers the way in which the Chinese Cultural revolution (1966-1976) impacted on management and corporate culture in both the short and the long term, including the continuing ongoing effects still felt today. The role of the importation Hong Kong managers is also considered. The bibliography cites ...
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French Historian Georges Duby »

This 16 page paper considers the background and work of this French historian who specialised in the middle ages. The paper considers his background and qualifications as well as his studies and then discusses the influence that his work had on the academic community as well as society in general. ...
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History of Teutonic Knights »

A 6 page research paper that looks at the history of the Teutonic Knights, a military-religious order similar to the better known Templar or Hospitaller Orders of the middle ages. The Teutonic Knights were responsible for bringing Christianity to Eastern Europe through numerous crusades that lasted through to the fifteenth ...
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Feudal System Erosion as a Result of the Eleventh Century's Urban Revolution »

This 5 page paper examines the impact of urbanization on the established system of feudalism in the Middle Ages. The Magna Carta, the growth of cities, the centralization of governmental power all led toward the ultimate collapse of feudalism. Bibliography lists six sources.
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Modern Age and Information 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. ...
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Precedents to the Revolution in France »

A 6 page paper that discusses times and events that influenced the beginning of the Revolution. The writer discusses the Age of Reason, Renaissances, major people during that time and events like the Reformation and publications of major thinkers. Certain terms had to be used and are underlined in ...
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The Age of Exploration and Onwards - Social and Economic Development »

This is a 7 page paper that provides an overview of social and economic developments from the 15th to 17th centuries. The Age of Exploration, as well as the Scientific Revolution and Enlightenment are covered. Bibliography lists 7 sources.
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Analysis and Cross Cultural History of Prostitution »

A 5 page paper on this history of 'the world's oldest profession'-- prostitution. The writer discusses the shape and form that prostitution has taken throughout history with respect to individual cultures and societies such as the Ancient Greeks, Romans, Church in the Middle Ages, and more recent eras as well. ...
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Pros and Cons of the Renaissance Era »

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.
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Iran's Influence on the Cold War in 1979 »

In 1979 the Iranian Revolution had an impact on the cold war. Prior to the revolution the government was aligned with the US, following the revolution there was a significant shift. This 4 page paper looks at how and why the revolution impacted on the international political relationship between the ...
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History of the Crusades in the Latter Middle Ages »

A 12 page research paper that examines the motivations and the effects of the crusades that occurred in the late Middle Ages. Bibliography lists 13 sources.
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A History of Temperament Theories »

This 10 page paper provides a historical report of theories about temperament. The history begins about 2,500 years ago when the four humors were proposed, a theory that was continued to be popular in the Middle Ages and even later. Philosophies and scientific advancements changed the theme somewhat but there ...
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Factors in Bringing about the Age of Revolution »

This 7 page paper discusses how mechanism, imperialism and the Enlightenment brought about the Age of Revolution. Bibliography lists 5 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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A Three Part Historical Paper »

This 5 page paper is in three parts. The first half of the paper considers Europe at the end of the nineteenth century, the role of politics, economics and social background in the lead up the First World War. The second part of the paper considers what was revolutionary about ...
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FROM HERE TO ECONOMY - AN ANALYSIS »

This 4-page paper focuses on Buchholt'z "Here To Economy," and explores his ideas that the three greatest economic events were the industrial revolution, the Great Depression, and the information technology age. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
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