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The Charter Oak
One tree became a symbol to the colonists. It stood for freedom. It helped inspire a revolution.
The Chivalric Ideal in the First Crusade
As Pope Urban II called for troops to initiate the First Crusade, the chivalric ideal was at the heart of many who stepped forward. What truly happened during the military/religious operation was a mixture of chivalry and madness.
The Church and Medieval Medicine
Modern day society sees medicine as a science to be studied and practiced. The science side of medicine is typically accepted easily. During the Middle Ages, science was not yet defined and accepted readily by the Christian Church which was developing a strong hold over society.
The Cluniac Reforms and St. Augustine
Looking closely at the Cluniac reform and the ideas that St. Augustine promoted, it seems that the reform by the Cluny order was neither a reflection nor a contradiction of St. Augustine.
The Code of Hammurabi
Our legal system can trace much of its roots to a set of laws that were written more than 1700 years before Christ.
The Collapse and Ressurection of the Roman Empire
The collapse of the Roman Empire during the third century began with Maximinius Thrax.
The Congo as the Falsified Free State
The treatment Africans experienced at the hands of the European powers that looked to the large continent for resources varied across the land though over all suppression was the foundation.
The Crusades - A Review
Learn the truth of the Crusades and discover that it wasn't all romantic nor one-sided. Read my review of the The Crusades, by Michael Paine.
The Dangers of Revisionism of the Rape of Nanking
Revisionism is changing the world of history. As more sources became available, our vision of history of changes. In fact, “our relationship with history is changing.”
The Defining Concept of the Renaissance
The defining element of the Renaissance was the humanist movement. It was this single concept that affected every area of the Renaissance society and closed the door on the Middle Ages. Humanism was the essence of the Renaissance.
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