Essays Tagged: "medieval world"

Robin Hood: Fact or Fiction?

He has always been looked at as the hero who took from the rich to give to the poor. Throughout the medieval world legends told of monsters and dragons, of valiant knights and of maidens in distress, ... ver, behind the tale there is historical truth: a true story just as remarkable and romantic as the medieval myth.The new discoveries that proved the existence of Robin, Marian and the other Sherwood ...

(6 pages) 106 1 4.8 Mar/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

Lecture notes and thoughts on "Frankenstein" (both the 1931 Film Version and Shelley's Novel) and also Gothic theory

hs or reanimation.- Shelley: no clear distinction between good and evil.- She updates Gothic out of medieval world into her world. Fairly contemporary setting in mind. Key use of scientific debates of ...

(8 pages) 217 6 4.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Vision of Escaflowne: a review of this anime.

ic Moon to Gaians) and the moon can be seen in its sky. From there, Hitomi is thrust into a strange medieval world filled with knights, guymelefs, flying ships and the ravages of war. She must learn t ... cted by Hiroshi Osaka, is highly detailed. There are many complex "guymelefs" (forty- to fifty-foot medieval robots; it takes a little explaining, but it all works for the best) which can fly, shoot l ...

(3 pages) 30 0 5.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Art Essays

Marlowe's "Dr. Faustus" and the Renaissance

The central theme in Christopher Marlowe's Doctor Faustus is the clash between the medieval world and the world of the emerging Renaissance. The Renaissance was a movement that began ... e individual, on classical learning, and on scientific inquiry into the nature of the world. In the medieval academy, theology was the penultimate science, placing God at the center of existence. Huma ... ician rather than a scientist, a blurred distinction in the 16th century. He explicitly rejects the medieval model in his opening speech, going through every field of scholarship. In the medieval mode ...

(5 pages) 78 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors

The Miller's Tale- Chaucer's Response to Society's Flaws

In the Canterbury Tales, we are shown an avid description of the medieval world as Chaucer viewed it. Chaucer introduces us to various conflicts of the time, includi ... preferred, but he directly asked her for kisses. This is yet another example of how chivalry in the medieval era was facing its decline.The purpose of this tale was, as is usual, to respond to the pre ...

(4 pages) 41 1 4.4 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Were the principal effects of the plague known as the Black Death economic, or religious, or psychological, or a blend? If a blend, then what kind of blend?

ia from 1346 to 1400, perhaps the most potent one being the psychological turmoil it created in the medieval mindset. However a distinct blend of religious and psychological effects becomes present as ... t as one of the most fascinating and diverse psychological shifts occur in the religious context of medieval society. Petrarch could not have been more accurate in assessing the plague and just how it ...

(11 pages) 43 0 5.0 Oct/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

How does macbeths characterist

ting is Macbeth's reported inability to answer "Amen" to a solemn prayer to God. Shakespeare's post-medieval world still strictly adhered to the binary opposition between the divine and the occult, or ...

(4 pages) 839 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare > Macbeth

Work and vocation

e vocation. By having these views, it helped them to cut through the two-tiered spirituality of the medieval world. Sending common laborers to different sections in the Kingdom of God from those that ...

(3 pages) 17 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Communities of Violence: Persecution of Minorities in the Middle Ages by David Nirenberg

arate parts are different in that they deal with different issues regarding the role of violence in medieval minorities. Although they can be read separately, Part One and Two are meant to have a cumu ... l, the purpose and theme of the book is to explore the function and significance of violence within medieval societies. Hence, Nirenberg demonstrates minorities were significant in the construction of ...

(7 pages) 37 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Political, Psychological, Economic and social aftermath of the Black Death

An epidemic stroked the medieval world in 1347 which depopulated it and brought a great number of consequences. These conseq ... tandard of living. In short term, however, new laws emerged which restrained trade and also allowed medieval authorities to write down sumptuary laws that distanced the nobles from the working class. ... and tensions between the sick and the healthy. Psychologically the Black Death staggered the entire medieval world and death was now on feared by everyone and "For anyone who had lived through the Bla ...

(10 pages) 53 0 3.0 May/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Kiev Rus and Moscovy: An Early Russian History

fear due to foreign domination and a national autocracy kept early Russia weak and insignificant to medieval world affairs. Rus was, as far as is known, inhabited by mainly Slavic and Finnish peoples ... fear due to foreign domination and a national autocracy kept early Russia weak and insignificant to medieval world affairs.Acton, Edward. Russia: the Present and the Past. New York, NY: Longman, 1986. ...

(8 pages) 16 0 2.3 Nov/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers

In what ways and to what extent is Chaucer's Knight's Tale appropriate to its teller, "a verray parfit, gentil knycht?

ction of both as the story progresses.Although based on classical Greek mythology Chaucer writes in medieval terms. There is still great debate today about the values of the medieval knight that so of ... the medieval knight that so often appears in Chaucer's work. Reading courtly poetry and stories of medieval romance might trick us into believing the nobility of knights but the reality would have be ...

(7 pages) 2282 0 0.0 Dec/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Jewish Military

d Jewish conversion to Christianity and transformed Jewish synagogues into churches (The Jew in the Medieval World: Source Book, 2000). Around the year one thousand, the Muslim empire became the subse ...

(7 pages) 504 0 0.0 May/2009

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

European Renaissance: Connections between modern day cultural and political institutions and the Renaissance.

The European Renaissance was a period of transition from what was known as the medieval world to what could be called the modern world. Many significant advances in knowledge and ... es increased resources for their cultural development (Smith).PoliticsDuring the latter part of the Medieval Era, the struggle for power between the popes of the Catholic Church and the Holy Roman emp ... al course of desiring to understand the natural world by way of the eye and observation. During the medieval period artists didn't seek to stimulate the senses much, as the natural world was seen as a ...

(10 pages) 47 1 5.0 Nov/2009

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History