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The Role of Women in The Ecclesiastical History of the English People by Bede

Throughout Bede’s “Ecclesiastical History of the English People” the role of women is quite limited, both in terms of presence in the actual history as well as in their daily lives. Although the history in “The Ecclesiastical History of the  →

A Comparison and Analysis of the French Versus Russian Revolutions

When one compares the French and the Russian revolutions, a number of important parallels become clear. In terms of religion, citizenship, and the role of women and the family, the Russian Revolution at its height (October 1917) was more radical  →

France’s Pre-revolutionary Financial Crisis: The Lead-up to the French Revolution

In the years leading up to the French Revolution and the subsequent overthrow of the monarchial systemin France, there were a number of significant financial problems stemming from many years of bed financial decisions made by previous rulers and their advisors.  →

A Comparison of the French Revolution and American Revolution

Both the American Revolution and French Revolution were the products of Enlightenment ideals that emphasized the idea of natural rights and equality. With such an ideological basis, it becomes clear when one sets out to compare the French Revolution and American Revolution  →

The Historical and Societal Functions of World Revolutions

War and revolution have always been significant influences that shape the development of societies and their internal and external systems and relationships. As Goldstone (1994) observes, “The modern world was ushered into existence on a wave of violent revolutions stretching  →

The Development and History of European Unification

The notion of a unified Europe extends at least as far back as the mid- 20th century, when in 1943 British prime minister Winston Churchill announced his vision of forming a unified political, economic, and social bloc, a strategic arrangement that  →

Education in the Roman Empire

Modern education and pedagogical strategies in the West can be traced at least as far back as the days of the ancient Greeks and Romans. The traditions of discussion and debate were core features of classical education, first elevated by  →

Extended Critical Biography of Alexander the Great

As historian Carol Thomas points out, writing an authoritative and accurate biography of a figure as ancient and as controversial as Alexander the Great poses significant challenges (9). While there is general congruence among biographies of Alexander the Great regarding  →