Research Papers on Medieval Times

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  • Characters in 'The Cook,' 'The Shipman,' 'The Doctor' and 'The Guildsmen' in Geoffrey Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales

    This 5 page paper looks at the characters of the guildsmen, the Cook, the shipman and the doctor in Geoffrey Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales and how they are portrayed as negative characters. The bibliography cites 1 source.

  • 'Alysoun' Medieval Poem Explication

    A 4 page essay/research paper that offers an explication of "Alysoun," a medieval lyric poem. The writer argues that an examination of this poem illustrates the medieval perspective on life, as well as the people's love of life and its pleasures. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • 'Alysoun' Medieval Poem Explication

    A 4 page essay/research paper that offers an explication of "Alysoun," a medieval lyric poem. The writer argues that an examination of this poem illustrates the medieval perspective on life, as well as the people's love of life and its pleasures. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • The Lais by Marie de France

    An 8 page research paper that examines the work of Marie de France (circa 1155-1170), a French poet, whose work offers a fascinating view into what life was like for the medieval French noblewoman. Her surviving works are a collection of 'Lais,' which are short stories in verse form that usually dealt with romantic themes. The writer relates the literary elements of her poetry and its significance to what the poems tell the modern reader about medieval life. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • 'Yvain' by Chretien de Troyes and Relationship Reciprocity

    A 5 page essay that analyzes the reciprocity of relationships in Chretien de Troyes' twelfth century epic poem Yvain, the Knight of the Lion. The writer argues that the message that these relationships transmit to the reader is that that give and take is necessary to the maintenance of society in general. No additional sources cited.

  • Internet Medieval History Websites Compared

    A 6 page research paper that examines and critiques three internet sites that deal with medieval history. The writer evaluates each site according to graphics, usability and the quality of information. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • History and Effects of Disease

    An 11 page overview of the impact of disease on world cultures. Correlates the impact on traditional cultures and the way those cultures dealt with that impact with advances in modern medicine. Emphasizes the impact of disease on the Americas and specifically on the Native American inhabitants of the Americas. Describes common European diseases which either directly or indirectly impacted the Americas and our contemporary, verses our traditional, understanding of those diseases and their treatment. Includes a one page Roman numeral outline. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie's HIstory Writing

    A 3 page paper that begins by commenting on the changes in writing history, specifically, the change to the Annales school and Braudel's total history schema. The essay then discusses Ladurie's Montaillou: The Promised Land of Error. The writer discusses how Ladurie uses the total history approach as well as the scientific approach supported by von Ranke. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Medieval Italian History and Literature

    A 15 page research paper that offers brief (generally 1 page) synopses of essays that deal with Italian medieval society. Then the writer offers a more extended analysis of parts of Patricia Skinner's 2001 text Women in Medieval Italian Society; a brief essay on Dante's Inferno and Otto of Freising's Deeds of Frederick Barbarossa. The underlying theme to the entire paper is how these sources contribute to the study of history. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • An Overview of Apocalyptic Literature

    This 5 page paper provides an overview of the history of the theories that predict the end times, focusing on how religion uses it to control its people. How the elite used the theories to control the social order during the high middle ages is explored. Bibliography lists 4 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.

  • Outline of a Medieval Game Plan

    This 3 page paper outlines plans for a medieval game, based upon the historical medieval game Nine Men's Morris. This paper provides a description of the game, the board, the goals of the game, etc. Bibliography lists no sources.

  • Ancient Rome, Ancient Egypt, and Women's Roles

    An 8 page paper which examines the role of women in these two societies. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Language History Study

    A 4 page paper contemplating two questions: (1) the limited value of studying written evidence for language change and (2) the concept of language family and the methods of establishing language ancestry. The paper uses Aitchison’s “Language Change : Progress or Decay?” and McWhorter’s “The Power of Babel: A Natural History of Language” as its base. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie's HIstory Writing

    A 3 page paper that begins by commenting on the changes in writing history, specifically, the change to the Annales school and Braudel's total history schema. The essay then discusses Ladurie's Montaillou: The Promised Land of Error. The writer discusses how Ladurie uses the total history approach as well as the scientific approach supported by von Ranke. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • European Settlement by the Vikings

    This 4 page paper examines The Vikings and how they were integral to contributing to civilization. The paper is positive and relays information about the good things these Norsemen did. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • European Impact of the Germanic Invasion

    5 pages in length. The writer discusses the impact Germanic invasions had upon Europe as a whole. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • The Life and Accomplishments of Louis the Pious

    A 5 page essay on Charlemagne's only legitimate son. The writer posits that although Louis was a weak governor in many ways, which resulted in his failure to unite Germany, he instilled within all of the Germanic tribes the desire for study. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Italy During the Renaissance Era and the Roles Played by Nonelites and Women

    A 5 page paper that considers the role of women and non-elites in Renaissance Italy and outlines the elements of the Italian court. Bibliography lists 2 sources. Italian

  • Medieval Women

    An 8 page research paper that explores the lives of medieval women. There is a conception of the role of women during the Middle Ages that pictures them essentially in the role of victim‹suppressed and kept in a position of inferiority by the forces of patriarchy. However, numerous historians are now taking a more detailed view of the roles that women played during the medieval period. This research has revealed a distinctly different picture of medieval life than the one that is typically accepted. An examination of some of this historical research substantiates a new view of women during the Middle Ages as a vital force in shaping their society. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • An Overview of Apocalyptic Literature

    This 5 page paper provides an overview of the history of the theories that predict the end times, focusing on how religion uses it to control its people. How the elite used the theories to control the social order during the high middle ages is explored. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Middle Ages' Falconry

    This 7 page paper focuses on the history of this art, particularly with respect to the part it played in terms of social class. Much of the paper focuses on falconry as it was practiced during the middle ages. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Medieval Society and the Occult

    This 6 page paper provides support for the thesis that the lack of scientific knowledge, exacerbated by an exploitative government, was responsible for the beliefs of the people. Quotes from Dante's Inferno provides much support for the thesis. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

 

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