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The Italian Renaissance - A Book Review
Most of the attention during the Renaissance period can be found in Italy where culture exploded and took the world by storm. Peter Burke dives into the society and culture of this most fascinating period in his book, The Italian Renaissance: Culture and Society in Italy.
The Kansas-Nebraska Act as Cause of Civil War
The Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854 was a huge catalyst in sending the nation to the Civil War. This act reversed the Missouri Compromise and allowed slavery in the remainder of the original areas of the Louisiana Purchase.
The Knights Templar - A Secret Society?
When it comes to secret societies, or at least societies that are full of legend and myth, the Knights Templar are one of the highest ranking. If it wasnít a legend before, entertainment makes it one. But what is the truth about the Knights Templar? Are they really what we think they were?
The Legend of Robin Hood
Everyone knows about Robin Hood and his merry men. What we donít know who was Robin Hood? Did he really exist? How much is legend and how much is history?
The Lost Book of Frgrances - A Book Review
Have you ever felt the power of scent? Has a smell brought memories back so vivid that you felt they were real? Does the smell of lilacs have you turning to see if someone that has passed years ago was standing right behind you? It is this theme that M.J. Rose uses in The Lost Book of Fragrances.
The Lowell Experiment
In a nutshell, the Lowell Experiment was a step in creating jobs and product while also taking care of employee welfare.
The Magna Carta Document
Many documents have been written that have changed the course of history. The Magna Carta was one that began weakening the influence of the monarch and became a precedent for future governments.
The Market Revolution: Jacksonian America
If you are looking for a good resource for the Jacksonian American period, you might want to check out Charles Sellers' book, The Market Revolution: Jacksonian America, 1815-1846
The Mediterranean Triad
Food sources are vital to any civilization. It was the Mediterranean triad that helped Greece make its mark in the ancient world.
Where did the Greek civilization come from? The great civilization that gave us Aristotle and democracy had to come from somewhere. Where was the birthplace of Greece? We can look to the island of Crete and the Minoans for the beginnings of the great Greek civilization.
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