Research Papers on Mixed Issues in Western Civilization

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  • Akhenaten: Heretic Not Religious

    6 pages in length. While at first glance it may appear as though Akhenaten took his father's teachings and built upon them so as to enrich the lives of his people, he actually distorted the fundamental value of what Amenhotep III had taught him by altering the foundation of Egyptian piety with an unexpected and unprecedented display of extremism. Whether he misinterpreted through ignorance or purposely misconstrued his father's idea of establishing a living sun god, it can readily be argued how Akhenaten placed the entire society into a state of disbelief when he proclaimed Aten the one and only god to be worshipped, casting aside all the others as no longer belonging to the Egyptian civilization, disregarding best interests of his constituency in the process. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Theories of the Egyptian Pyramids

    In nine pages this paper considers various theories pertaining to the pyramids of Egypt and also discusses the utilization of mathematics in their construction. Ten sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Social History and Sexuality

    In six pages this paper discusses how sexuality and scandal has defined past cultural and societal customs and attitudes. Six sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Ancient Civilizations: Greece and Rome Compared

    This 9 page paper discusses the government and culture of ancient Greece and Rome. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Roman Catapults

    A 5 page paper which looks at the history of the Roman Catapults. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • The Pope's Elephant by Bendini

    In a paper consisting of five pages an overview of this text is provided with the emphasis being on the 16th century accumulation of wealth by the European monarchy along with a discussion of the elephant's significance. There are no other sources listed.

  • Emperor Augustus and Roman Advancement

    Emperor Augustus, previously known as Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus, effected numerous changes that led to the Great Peace or the Pax Romana. There are eight sources listed in this nineteen page paper.

  • Italian Food/Breads & Dessert

    A 3 page research paper that describes various Italian dishes and their history. The writer focuses on pasta, pizza, and 2 desserts. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Italian Mafia's History

    In twenty pages this historical overview of the Italian mafia traces its roots back to the 9th century. Seventeen sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Caesar Germanicus

    7 pages and 10 sources. This paper provides an overview of the life of Caius Julius Caesar Germanicus. This paper begins with an assessment of Lord Acton's famous quote about power corrupting. This paper attempts to look at the life and reign of Caius Julius Caesar Germanicus and the way in which his corruption was represented in Rome.

  • Julius Caesar's Successor Caesar Augustus

    5 pages and 4 sources used. This paper provides an overview of the life experiences and personal accomplishments of Julius Caesar's grandnephew and heir apparent Caesar Augustus. This paper considers some of the similarities between the two men.

  • 1100 to 1250 Western Europe and Processes of Metal Working

    In six pages this paper examines the techniques of metal working that were popular in Western Europe during this time period and examines how enamels and other materials were used. Eight sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Mary Tudor by W.F.M. Prescott

    The writer reviews the W.F.M. Prescott book Mary Tudor, which is a detailed study of the reign of Queen Mary I of England, the woman known as Bloody Mary. The paper is seven pages long and there are no additional sources listed.

  • Aloofness and Human Disinterest of the Greek Gods

    In five pages this paper discusses how regarding humans the Greek gods were disinterested in a consideration of ancient Greek religious beliefs and the relationship between the gods and mortals. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Book Review on the Life and Voyage of Christopher Columbus

    Samuel Eliot Morrison's Admiral of the Ocean Sea about Christopher Columbus is the focus of this analysis and book review consisting of four pages. There is no bibliography included.

  • Cleopatra VII

    This 5 page paper discusses the actions and decisions of Cleopatra, and why she behaved as she did. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Elgin Marbles' Fight Between Great Britain and Greece

    In five pages this paper examines the arguments on both sides regarding this fight for the marbles in a consideration of whether or not their return should have been rightfully demanded by Greece. Seven sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Myths and Legends Surrounding Vampires

    This paper discusses the myths and legends that surround vampires in order to distinguish between fact and fiction in six pages. Eight sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Baptism of Europe and 5 Pillars of Islam

    In three pages this essay discusses how the growth of Christianity and Islam was influenced by Neoplatonism and also considers the relationship that existed between the Baptism of Europe and Islam's 5 pillars. There is 1 source listed in the bibliography.

  • 17th Century Heroic Scientists

    In five pages this research paper discusses how the 17th century introduced the world to a new kind of hero, the scientist. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Returning to the Neolithic Period's Agricultural Revolution

    In five pages this report discusses the agricultural revolution of the Stone Age and how humanity evolved from primitive gathering and hunting into food cultivation, agricultural production and a consumer economy. There are five bibliographic sources cited.

  • Worship and the Greek Goddess Athena

    In three pages this paper examines Athena's attributes and considers why she was worshiped so passionately. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Forms of Athenian Government

    In five pages Athenian democracy and its American counterpart are compared and there is also an examination of the Athenian government's four forms oligarchy, monarchy, democracy, and aristocracy. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Impracticality of Direct Democracy

    In three pages the impracticality of a direct democracy is argued in a historical consideration that compares today's representative democracy with the Athenian democracy of ancient Greece. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Athenian Imperialism and Democracy

    This 3 page paper considers the correlation between Athenian Democracy and Athenian Imperialism in the fifth and fourth centuries. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

  • Imperialism and Athenian Democracy

    This paper consists of eight pages and compares imperialism to Athenian democracy with the assistance of Thucydides and the qualities of leadership or the consideration that perhaps similar policies may exist in contemporary democratic approaches as well which would make Athenian democratic imperialism a more accurate descriptive term. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Middle Ages and Roman Catholic Church Corruption

    In eight pages the causes and effects of political corruption within the Roman Catholic Church of the Middle Ages are examined. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Ancient Egyptian Pyramids

    The writer describes some of the characteristics of the ancient Egyptian pyramids and the religion that created them. There are six sources listed in the bibliography of this three page paper.

  • A.H.M. Jones' Athenian Democracy

    In four pages this text is reviewed and comparisons are made between Athenian and American democracies.

  • Leonardo da Vinci as a Renaissance Man Par Excellence

    In five pages this paper discusses how the theoretical, scientific, and artistic achievements of Leonardo da Vinci epitomize the ideals of the Renaissance. Seven sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Aloe's History and Use

    In ten pages the aloe plant is examines in a consideration of its history and how it can be used. Fifteen sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Religions of Ancient Egypt

    In a paper consisting of eight pages a comprehensive overview of religion as it existed in the civilization of ancient Egypt from the first to eighteenth dynasties are presented. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Ancient Egypt and What it Means to Be Part of an Empire

    In a paper that consists of three pages it is evaluated whether or not nations found being part of the empire of ancient Egypt to be beneficial. Two sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • The Nile River of Ancient Egypt

    In three pages the life that existed in Ancient Egypt on the Nile River is examined. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Ancient Egyptians

    An 8 page paper on the ancient Egyptians. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Comparing the Empire of Ancient Rome with Ancient Greece

    The two ancient empires of Greece and Rome examining characteristic of the societies, including factors of culture and religion, trade and the geography of the areas. Two sources are cited in the bibliography of this four page paper.

  • Republic to Empire, Rome's Transition

    This research paper analyzes the reasons behind the structural political shift in ancient Rome from republic to empire. The writer argues that the single most significant factor in Roman history is the inablity to Rome to maintain complete control over its vast empire. This seven page paper has seven sources in the bibliography.

  • Ancient Rome's Legal System

    In six pages this paper discusses ancient Rome in a consideration of its legal system in a consideration of its 12 tablets and such concepts as innocence until proven guilty and rights. One source is listed in the bibliography.

  • Overview of the Early Civilizations of the River Valley

    In seven pages the early river valley civilizations with the emphasis upon the Nile River Valley and Mesopotamia are described in terms of agriculture, religion, politics, and society. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • The Impact of Geography on the Development of City-States in Mesopotamia and the Nile River Valley

    This 3 page paper discusses the impact the geography – specifically the rivers – had on the development of civilization in ancient Mesopotamia and the Nile River Valley. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Roman Society and Culture in The Twelve Caesars by Suetonius

    In five pages this essay examines The Twelve Caesars in terms of what it reveals about Roman society and culture.

  • 264 BC to 133 BC Roman Empire

    In three pages a student faxed text by an unknown author is relied upon in this overview of the Roman Empire.

  • Roman Cultural Life and Architecture: Analysis and Interpretation

    In six pages this paper examines the Roman way of life and and then considers how two architectural works – the Pantheon and the Colosseum – reflect Roman culture, with detailed description, analysis, and interpretation included. Six sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Five Hundred Years of Ship Development from 1250 to 1750

    In five pages this paper examines how ship stern rudders, lateen sales, caravels, cogs, galleons, and carracks were developed during this period of time. Ten sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Is Maria Teresa Tula's Thinking Still Relevant?

    This 5 page paper discusses whether human rights abuses can be generalized over both the New World and the East. The writer explains that in her book Hear My Testimony, Maria Teresa Tula gave an account of the struggle for human rights in El Salvador, her native land. The purpose of the paper is to examine the struggle Tula described and see if it can be conflated with struggles elsewhere, and the writer argues that it cannot. Human rights abuses take similar forms everywhere, but the historical origins of such abuses are very different in the East and West. The writer concludes with an account of women's involvement in the struggle, which is relevant to oppression everywhere. There are 2 sources listed in the bibliography.

  • Wyatt’s Rebellion

    An 8 page paper which examines Wyatt’s Rebellion in 1554. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • “The Tools of Empire: Technology and European Imperialism in the Nineteenth Century”

    This 3 page paper summarises the main arguments and message of “The Tools of Empire: Technology and European Imperialism by Daniel Headrick in the Nineteenth Century”. The bibliography cites 1 source.

  • Pope and Nobleman Renaissance Art Distinctions

    In eight pages this paper contrasts and compares Renaissance art in terms of the similarities and differences between noblemen and papal portraits. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • European Union Expansion and Portugal

    In five pages this paper examines how Portugal has been affected by EU membership. Four sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • European Monetary Union and Portugal

    This paper discusses the impact of EMU integration upon Portugal and the role Europe's legislation has had on the country's competitiveness and economic development in 8 pages. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • lEnglish leaders/Elizabeth I and Cromwell

    Queen Elizabeth I and Oliver Cromwell are two of the most significant leaders in English history. Relyng on two major biographies of these historic figures (Queen Elizabeth I by John E. Neale and Oliver Cromwell by Peter Gaunt), this writer analyzes both figures in detail. This six page paper has two sources in the bibliography.

  • Life of Queen Elizabeth I

    This research paper offers a comprehensive biography of Queen Elizabeth I, daugher of Anne Boleyn and King Henry VIII. It begins with her childhood and chronicles the most significant events of her life, describing the numerous conspiracies that characterized her reign, which is considered to be a Golden Age in English history. This twelve page paper has seven sources in the bibliography.

  • English Civil War and Blaming James I and Charles I

    In five pages this essay considers what blame should James and Charles assume for the Civil War in England.

  • Sibling Rivalry: Mary Boleyn and Anne Boleyn

    A comparative analysis of Anne and Mary Boleyn is presented in 3 pages. The bibliography cites 1 source.

  • William Blake and Isaac Newton

    In eleven pages the transition from Romanticism into contemporary Realism is analyzed in a comparison of the similarities and differences between William Blake and Sir Isaac Newton. Two sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Europe and the Black Death

    This paper consists of six pages and examines the Black Plague or Black Death that had a catastrophic impact upon 14th century Europe. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • European Economy and the Black Death

    In four pages this paper examines the economy of Europe in terms of the impact of the Black Death. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • The Columbian Exchange

    This 5 page paper discusses the Columbian Exchange and its effects on the people of the New World. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Realism and the Great Rome’s Great Peace

    This paper contends that the so called Pax Romana was not always peaceful. Despite the many benefits, some resented being forced to become part of the Roman Empire. There are three sources in this five page paper.

  • Language and Understanding the World

    This 5 page paper considerers the development of language in the forms known today and if they have been advantageous in furthering the understanding of the world. This is considered by looking back to the development of language and the way it correlates with an increased understanding of the world to assess the link between language and world understanding. The bibliography cites 5 sources.

  • The Vikings and Their Legacy

    In four pages this paper examines the Vikings and their legacy as considered by P. Sawyer in Age of Vikings. There are no additional sources listed.

  • Western European Impact of the Vikings

    In three pages this paper examines the Vikings' global impacts, particularly upon Western Europe in this assessment of the pros and cons of this impact. There are 2 sources cited in the bibliography.

  • Greek Mythology, Hesiod’s Five Ages of Man, and the Story of Zeus and Other Olympic Deities

    In five pages this paper compares Hesiod’s Five Ages of Man with Ovid’s Four Ages of Mankind creation myth; and also compares and contrasts the story of Zeus with Olympic deities Poseidon and Hades in order to examine why their interactions with Zeus and stories about their origins are important to understanding Greek mythology. Three sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Supreme Greek Pantheon Deity Zeus, His Father, Grandfather, and Great Grandfather

    An overview of Zeus and his predecessors is presented in five pages with Zeus' status as Supreme Deity and what he reflected about Greek society being the primary focus. There is 1 source cited in the bibliography.

  • Ancient Greece and the Worshippers of Zeus

    This paper examines the transformation of Zeus's worshippers and its impact upon the society of ancient Greece in four pages. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

 

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