Essays Tagged: "modern period"

Postmodernism; Does It Apply? Discusses postmodernism; what it is and reflects whether Sherman Alexie's Reservation Blues can be considered postmodern.

Postmodernism; Does It Apply?The definition for postmodernism is not an easy one to reach. Partly becaus ... way from it to give it a definition that would universally apply because we are living in the 'post-modern' period. For that very reason, no consistent definition can be found. The term applies to a v ... rom film, to clothing, to cuisine, and literary, philosophical, theological, and other theories.Postmodernism's intent is to get one to think of things in a new way--to explore the world outside the c ...

(5 pages) 263 1 4.5 Apr/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Martin Luther King as compared to John Calvin.

ved until 1564. He created patterns and thoughts that would dominate Western culture throughout the modern period. The way Americans act and the culture is also on the basics of Calvin's ideas. His th ...

(4 pages) 106 0 3.4 Dec/2002

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights > Black Awareness & Racism

"love through the ages" discusses the differences and similarities between the 2 poems "Love is not all" (by Edna St. Vincent Millay) & "To my dear and loving husband" (by Amm Bradstreet).

lost then to have never loved at all." Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892-1950), a famous poet from the modern period, published "Love is not all" in 1931, centuries after "To My Dear and Loving Husband", ...

(3 pages) 163 2 4.3 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

Suleiman I "The Magnificent" the Ottoman ruler.

d artistry. The empire they built was the largest and most influential of the Muslim empires of the modern period, and their culture and military expansion crossed over into Europe." (Hooker) The Otto ...

(6 pages) 76 0 3.7 Mar/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Modernism and examples from literature, painting, sculpture, and architecture.

As an art historical term, "modern" refers to a period dating from roughly the 1860s through the 1970s and is used to describe t ... escribe the style and the ideology of art produced during that era. It is this more specific use of modern that is intended when people speak of modern art. The term "modernism" is also used to refer ... ended when people speak of modern art. The term "modernism" is also used to refer to the art of the modern period. More specifically, "modernism" can be thought of as referring to the philosophy of mo ...

(3 pages) 185 0 4.5 May/2003

Subjects: Art Essays

T.S. Eliot's "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock."

T.S. Eliot's poem, "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock," written in the early modern period is an exploration of one's self identity. The poem is about a timid and downcast man i ... y too. Eliot's "Prufrock" is a brilliant commentary on the less portrayed emptiness and solitude of modern individuals.Prufrock is the anti-archetype of what man should be, that is, he is a timid man, ... e environment. Prufrock also shows that he is very sef-conscious of his appearance, with which many modern folk can certainly identify. He anticipates what everyone will think him. He imagines their c ...

(3 pages) 186 2 5.0 Jun/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

Early Modern England and Wales How rational were supernatural beliefs in Early modern England and Wales?

Supernatural beliefs and belief in witchcraft were popular during the early modern period. To consider the rationality of these beliefs necessitates that we consider them in th ... ity of these beliefs necessitates that we consider them in the context of the period. To impose our modern ideas of rationality and reason upon the beliefs of this period takes them totally out of con ... may well be part of the explanation for their widespread popularity, but we are in danger of using modern day assumptions where they are not appropriate with this explanation. Whether they had any tr ...

(7 pages) 50 1 4.3 Feb/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

Political Theory Hobbes Aristotle

ented within the text of Aristotle's Politics and the evolution of this relationship as seen in the modern period in the writing of Thomas Hobbes' Leviathan. By comparing and contrasting the tenets of ... t within their own self-defined capacities. To safeguard this radical foundation of a liberal state modern philosophers refrain from the abstract view of virtue proposed by Aristotle. If there is held ...

(15 pages) 177 0 4.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science > Political Theory

Medieval Warfare: Stagnant or Flowing?

as been seen to lack military artistry. From this fertile, yet uncultivated, ground comes the early modern period of European history. The main point of contention is the cavalry's early dominance ove ... d. In context with future developments, Andrew Ayton and J. Price connect medieval warfare with the modern military revolution, which happened after the medieval period. Although medieval warfare litt ...

(7 pages) 69 1 4.6 Feb/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

"The difference between medieval and early modern is one of degree rather than strict demarcation." Discuss this idea in the context of any two writers you have read.(Everyman and Dr Faustus)

The medieval and early modern periods were eras with distinctive issues and ideals. Some of their key themes were very simi ... other matters were unique to their time, such as the medieval selling of indulgences, or the early modern Reformation of the Church. These examples illustrate clearly the mixture of change and stasis ... very great, the change must be limited. Everyman and Dr Faustus are respectively medieval and early modern drama texts that share common issues. However, the way in which they handle them varies, and ...

(10 pages) 92 0 4.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway: a 3 point thesis on Hemingway's characters' attitudes towards war, includes quotes

to Arms by Ernest Hemingway Ernest Hemingway was one of the most influential writers of the Modern period. After being rejected from the army, Hemingway entered the war in 1917 as an ambulance ...

(3 pages) 79 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors > Ernest Hemingway

Was Early Modern Europe a Persecuting Society?

One could not be blamed when reading about the Early Modern period for thinking that it was a highly violent and persecuting society. The trials for witc ... ions were, as well as placing them in a sufficient enough context to be able to state whether Early Modern Europe had a persecuting society. Additionally, the influences that created the methods of pe ... pt to explain what made the avenues of persecution grow and become as relevant as they did to Early Modern society. There is a great deal of historiography regarding the witchcraft trials and t ...

(6 pages) 37 0 0.0 Jun/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

The Ottomans and the Mughals Empire

The Ottomans and the Mughals are two of the greatest and most powerful civilizations of the modern period. Their moments of glory in the sixteenth century represent high points in human creati ... d art. They built empires, which were the largest and most influential of the Muslim empires of the modern period, and their culture and military influence extended into Europe. Most of the triumphant ...

(5 pages) 53 0 0.0 Feb/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

Claude Monet

ter with snow."Claude Monet has a special affection for nature that the human hand has dressed in a modern style"� (Monet a Retrospective pg. 39) By examining Monet's work carefully you can see ... mining Monet's work carefully you can see his natural talent for nature and that he had helped make modern art what it is today. In his landscape nature paintings, you will notice that over the years ...

(2 pages) 100 2 4.9 Jan/2002

Subjects: Art Essays > Artists

Paridise Lost

June 3, 1998 world Literature The Root of All Evil The early modern period contains many characteristics that involve the process of branching out into new forms ...

(3 pages) 239 0 0.0 Feb/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

A history of the institutionalisation of violence in Italy.

Examining the Renaissance and early modern period of Italian history, violence can be considered to have become institutionalised within ... Pub. Co., 1986).Astarita, Tommaso, Village Justice: Community, Family, and Popular Culture in Early Modern Italy (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1999).Brackett, John K., 'The Florentine Cr ... elphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1999).Garner, Roberta, 'Jacob Burckhardt as a Theorist of Modernity: Reading The Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy', Sociological Theory, 8, No. 1. (Sp ...

(9 pages) 32 0 1.7 Oct/2007

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Modernism And Picasso

HSC 2002 CASE STUDY 1 Mapping Art History/Art Criticism MODERNISM Modernism is a period dating roughly from the 1860's to the 1970's (20th centuary art in E ... h centuary art in Europe and America as well as others countries under western influence). The term modern is used to describe the style and ideaology of art produced during this time. Through the inv ... and ideaology of art produced during this time. Through the invention of many different styles, the modern period proved to be very innovative. It was throught these styles that artists seek to create ...

(5 pages) 98 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Artists

How Does The Concept Of Sovereignty Work Different

sovereign power into the hands of the people themselves. With the rise of globalisation across the modern period, economic internationalisation through trans national corporations, showed sovereign p ... tnessed a transformation of the centralised, and isolated independence of the medieval order into a modern system of equal nation states. Introducing decentralised power, sovereignty was transferred f ...

(8 pages) 40 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science

Synthesis of 3 Major Wars

My goal with this paper is to research 3 periods of history: ancient/medieval, colonial, and modern eras, and to cover the following points: reasons for the battle, opposing leaders, weapons/ta ... edieval period, the battle of Vicksburg from the colonial period, and the battle of Midway from the modern period. I shall go over each battle individually and then compare and contrast each at the cl ...

(8 pages) 44 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

Slaughter House Five Reader Response

ements; it has a satire, and it is an anti-war book, and it is a perfect example of a book from the Modern Period of literature. The author tells the reader the ending of the book in the beginning, an ...

(2 pages) 11 0 0.0 Aug/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American