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Night - A Book Review
We read about historical events, and we watch documentaries and movies. But to make it real, we read personal accounts. A well-written and personal account of the Holocaust is found in Elie Wiesel’s book, Night.
Humanism Making Religion Personal Again
As Luther “carried the study of Ovid, Virgil, and Cicero, in particular, farther than was customary with the professed students of Humanism, and the same with the political works of more modern Latin writers”, he began to find the personal side of religion.
The Strength of Peter the Great of Russia
Peter the Great's personality and character was reflected in his rule and the new direction he took the great nation.
The False Dmitrii Phenomenon
The false Dmitrii’s gave Russia the chance to acquire a purity it had lost through corruption and intrigue.
Impact of Orthodox Church on Kievan Russia
Orthodox Christianity was present at the right time and place to become the religion of Kievan Russia and change its history.
Causes of the War of 1812
As with any conflict, there is rarely any one action that causes the final blow in declaring war. This can be said about the War of 1812 between Great Britain and the United States.
Changes Thomas Jefferson Brought
Thomas Jefferson’s election to the office of presidency changed much about the American world.
Survival in Auschwitz - A Book Review
The personal accounts of the Holocaust take us right into the concentration camps and show us the life of a prisoner. Primo Levi tells in his book, Survival in Auschwitz, of his own personal time in the camp as a young scientist who learned how to survive.
Martin Luther's Humanism Education
To understand Luther and the Protestant Reformation, one has to understand humanism. This Renaissance was a movement that would have man taking control of their own lives and souls: “man was now the creator of his own destiny.”
Ibn Battuta: Travels in Asia and Africa 1325-1354
Ibn Battuta’s account of his travels to Mecca on pilgrimage is an extremely interesting read describing the Middle East during the European Middle Ages. These descriptions can be found in many European accounts, but this one is seen through the eyes of someone native to the land and the customs.
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