Research Papers on Europe's History

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  • A Nervous Splendor Vienna 1888/1889 by Frederic Morton

    A 5 page analysis of historian Frederic Morton's book, A Nervous Splendor: Vienna 1888/1889. The writer discusses how Morton pictures the Viennese society of that period as basically flawed with problems in both classes, the aristocracy and the bourgeoisie. The suicide of Crown Prince Rudolf is also discussed. No other sources listed.

  • European History and Religion from the Sixteenth Century to Today

    This 6 page paper provides three sections with timelines of significant events in European history as it relates to religion. A summary section is also included. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • London Employment and European Law

    8 pages. The purpose of this paper is to consider a case concerning full and part time employees in London. The case, one that is conceived solely from the imagination will still be able to give an overview of European Law and how employees should expect to be able to know their rights and how to defend them when member states have implemented the directive but the UK has not implemented it. Bibliography includes 4 sources.

  • Writing and its History

    A 10 page paper which gives an historical overview of the history of writing, beginning with the hieroglyphics and progressing to present day. Discusses such achievements as Gutenberg's printing press and the creation of punctuation. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • A Dictionary History

    This 6 page paper provides an overview of the "invention" of dictionaries, their evolution over time, and their role in the development of human communication. Bibliography lists four sources.

  • History of Europe

    A 9 page paper which addresses there specific topics in European history. The paper examines why Britain's attempts to colonize America were unsuccessful, John Locke contribute to the development of a progressive theory of history, and the similarities and differences between British and French colonization. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Political Institutions Shaped by the History of Western Europe

    This 6 page paper looks at European history and how it has affected Europe as it is known today. An emphasis is placed on politics. Communism is discussed. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Ancient History and Interactions Across Cultures

    An 8 page paper which examines some of the cross-cultural interactions in the pre-classical, the classical, and the post-classical periods. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Disputes and Western Civilization History

    A 3 page paper which examines whether the disputes of Western Civilization were fought because of conflicts over territory or ideas. The works cited are Margaret L. Mead’s “Western Civilization: A Social and Cultural History” and Jackson J. Spielvogel’s “Western Civilization: A Brief History.” No additional sources cited.

  • The Balkans A Short History by Mark Mazower

    5 pages in length. Mazower works diligently to teach his readers to differentiate between the Balkans as a geographical entity and the Balkans as the epitome of violence amidst chaos. Author and professor of history at Princeton, Mazower illustrates the source of such strife as being two important points: 1) nationalism and 2) the perpetual imbalance between cultural and religious existence forced upon them by Eastern and Western Europe. No additional sources cited.

  • 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.

  • Contemporary Actions and the Predeterminant of History

    A 4 page contention that our actions today are often determined by decisions that we made well back into the chapters of history. Indeed, even if we consider such gross aspects of our lives as our politics and our religions we see that this is indeed the case. One of the more interesting examples that supports this contention is the Renaissance. We are still feeling the reverberations of this historical period today, over six centuries since its advent. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • History of Western Civilization

    A 14 page paper which discusses 5 different aspects of the history of Western civilization. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Modernity and History

    A 5 page essay/research paper that looks at modernity. The writer addresses the question of when modernity began (which is debatable), why it began and how, but also discusses whether this was a good or bad development. The writer argues in favor of modernity. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Egyptian Literature, Indus Valley, and Feudalism

    A 4 page paper which examines Egyptian literature, the Indus Valley civilization, and the characteristics of feudalism. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Alan Hodge and Robert Graves' The Long Weekend

    A 4 page analysis of the themes of sports, nudism, and literature in “The Long Weekend” by Alan Hodge and Robert Graves. No additional sources cited.

  • San Marco, Venice's Artistic and Musical Humanism During the Renaissance

    A 12 page paper that provides a comprehensive overview of the significant features of the art and music of San Marco, Venice during the Renaissance era and considers the relationship between the art and the ideal of humanism. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Galileo's Defense in His Letter to the Duchess

    5 page analytical review of an infamous letter from Galileo to the Dutchess in his own defense (many accused him of disrespecting principles set forth in the bible). Please send e-mail to request more information. No Bibliography.

  • The Pope's Elephant by Bendini

    This 5 page paper provides an overview of the book but focuses on the wealth accumulated by European monarchy during the sixteenth century. The significance of the elephant is also discussed. No additional sources cited.

  • 1100 to 1250 Western Europe and Processes of Metal Working

    This 6 page paper considers the main metalworking techniques used in Western Europe during the period c.1100-1250 AD including a discussion on metalwork techniques that also involve the use of other materials such as enamels. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • Myths and Legends Surrounding Vampires

    A 6 page discussion of vampires of legend and the threats which those vampires may present even today. Some contend they are simply folklore while other contend that they wander the earth even today as estranged souls, separated from the living by their own immortality. Fiction, fantasy, cultism, or reality? The author of this paper leaves that decision for you to make. Suggested for consideration, however, is the premise that the threat of vampires may have little to do with losing our souls to the living dead, that perhaps it has more to do with allowing the circumstances of the time to control our thoughts and our emotions. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • 17th Century Heroic Scientists

    A 5 page research paper that examines the scientific achievements of the seventeenth century. The writer discusses the significance of this era and how it ushered in a new paradigm for looking at nature and the world. 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.

  • European Economy and the Black Death

    A 4 page paper which examines what affect the Black Death had on Europe’s economy. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • 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.

  • The Vikings and Their Legacy

    A 4 page review of P. Sawyer's "Age of Vikings" -- a book describing the activities of Viking people. The Vikings were Nordic people including but not limited to Danes, Swedes, and Norwegians, who ranged abroad during a period of dynamic Scandinavian expansion in the Middle Ages, from about the year 800 A.D. until 1100 A.D. Sawyer is particularly concerned with presenting the contributions & accomplishments of the Viking people over the centuries. No other sources cited.

  • Western European Impact of the Vikings

    A 3 page overview of the impacts these warriors had on the world, particularly on Western Europe. The author emphasizes that while the Vikings are often remembered in a negative light they also had positive impacts on the regions they invaded. Bibliography lists two sources.

  • Prague and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    This 10-page paper discusses the life of Wolfgang Mozart in Prague, which was then the capital of Bohemia. The paper examines both the influence of prague on Mozart's writing, as well as the influence of Mozart on the city of Prague itself. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Life and Times of Vlad Tepes, the Original Dracula

    A 5 page paper on the man most often noted as the original Dracula. Most of the paper is a general description of his life and times, with the end of the paper giving a brief analysis of what can be inferred from his life.

  • Gothic Cathedrals of 1100 to 1500 A.D.

    15 pages on the Gothic cathedral movement between 1100 - 1500 a.d. in Europe. Divides into centuries. Describes Gothic architecture, changes and developments for each time period. Includes descriptions of major cathedrals for each century. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • AIDS and the Bubonic Plague

    In this insightful 5 page essay, the writer discusses similarities between the Bubonic, or 'Black Plague' (a.k.a. 'Black Death') of the 14th century, and the modern-day A.I.D.S. crisis. Public health and social issues are taken into consideration as they relate to each of the two societies discussed. Stereotypes, discrimination, and popular fears are analyzed as well. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Ottoman Empire Roots of the Modern Turkish State

    A 12 page research paper that examines the development of the modern Turkish state and compares this to roots as part of the Ottoman Empire. The writer concludes that Turkey will have to address its human rights abuses before it can fully realize its dream of becoming a fully modernized part of the global community. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • The Voyage of Cabeza de Vaca Three Themes Assessment

    5 pages in length. The writer discusses the following three themes in relation to Cabeza de Vaca's voyage: how the Spaniards and Indians viewed one another; Spaniard hatred and racism toward the Indians; and assimilating into Indian culture. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Galileo's Defense in His Letter to the Duchess

    5 page analytical review of an infamous letter from Galileo to the Dutchess in his own defense (many accused him of disrespecting principles set forth in the bible). Please send e-mail to request more information. No Bibliography.

  • An Analysis of Klait's, Servants of Satan

    A 10 page analysis of Joseph Klaits' book Servants of Satan: the Age of the Witch Hunts. The writer demonstrates that Joseph Klaits is an unusual scholar. Most historians, particularly male ones, have discounted the fact that most of the victims of the witch hunts were women. Klaits says straight out that 'witch craze's slaughter of women was the result of the spread of woman-hatred in the spiritually reformed elites and its application in the reformers' campaigns against folk religion' (44). No additional sources cited.

  • Comparison of the Western World and the Renaissance

    A 6 page paper discussing the Renaissance and its differences and similarities to contemporary society. The writer briefly examines science, culture, politics, philosophy, and other key aspects of the culture. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Spiritual Journey of Saint Ignatius Loyola

    This 5 page research paper explores the life and spiritual journey of St. Ignatius Loyola, Spanish nobleman turned founder of the Society of Jesus Jesuit mission. Specifically discussed are the circumstances which led him to dedicate his life to God, his 'Spiritual Exercises,' which laid the foundation for his order known for both spirituality and education. Bibliography lists several sources.

  • Jose Maria Eca de Queiroz's Literary Views of Portuguese Society

    A 6 page paper primarily dealing with the social history of Portugal. It discusses how little Portugal changed between the thirteenth and nineteenth centuries, and touches on the work of realist writer Ea de Queiroz, who attempted to address Portugal's social backwardness. No sources.

  • Were the Vikings a Constructive or Destructive Force?

    A 5 page research paper which examines whether the Vikings were primarily a constructive or a destructive force in European development. The writer shows that while the term "Viking" has been used to describe those who made brutal raids on European coastal settlements, it has also been used to describe the peaceful Scandinavian farmers, traders and craftsmen who brought beneficial skills to the European countries in which they settled. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Identity, Tragedy, and Youth in Young Men and Fire by Norman Maclean

    A 5 page paper that provides an overview of the issues of youth, identification, socialization, and tragedy in Norman Maclean's Young Men and Fire -- an account of 1949's Mann Gulch fire. No additional sources cited.

  • England's Black Plague

    A 5 page research paper that examines how the Black Plague affected social change in English society. The writer demonstrates that the sudden reduction of the English population by roughly one-third created a severe labor shortage. This shortage, while it greatly enhanced the value of the labor of the peasantry, also speeded up the processes of change and ultimately contributed to the decline of feudalism. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • European Witch Hunt of the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries and Its Reasons

    This 10 page report (which includes a 2 page annotated bibliography) discusses the witch hunt that took place in Europe in the 15th and 16th centuries. Religious issues, the status of women, and the hysteria of the “common” people are discussed. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • A Nervous Splendor Vienna 1888/1889 by Frederic Morton

    A 5 page analysis of historian Frederic Morton's book, A Nervous Splendor: Vienna 1888/1889. The writer discusses how Morton pictures the Viennese society of that period as basically flawed with problems in both classes, the aristocracy and the bourgeoisie. The suicide of Crown Prince Rudolf is also discussed. No other sources listed.

  • Western Civilization and Its Ancient Influences

    Ancient Influences on Western Civilization : A 5 page discussion of the influence of Greece and Rome on western civilization. Discusses the impact on these cultures by Mesopotamia and Egypt and how Greece and Rome in turn influenced other world cultures and ultimately shaped Western Civilization. Bibliography lists 4 sources. PPwstCiv.wps

  • European Union's United Rise

    A 5 page paper that argues the point that the efforts of the European Union stand to build a strong and united economic force in the globalized world despite Europe's long history of discord and war. Discussed are projected reasons for failure presented by those believing in Europhobia, or the fears of the old world, as well as projected reasons for success held by those trusting in Europhoria, or the hopes of a new world. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

 

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