Essays Tagged: "peasants"

The Business Life of Ancient Athens

y Spartan tribes over and over attacked Greece and destroyed any crops that might grow in the soil. Peasants were also sent to work at farms but they lost care in their farms and found it better to li ...

(6 pages) 65 0 4.2 Dec/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

Georges Seurat: The Neo-Impressionist

areer in 1880 when he was drawn to the impressionist's technique and began to do small paintings of peasants, stone breakers, and other people at work. Georges Seurat rebelled against the empirical re ...

(4 pages) 103 0 3.0 Nov/1995

Subjects: Art Essays

Macbeth Independence and Failure

Macbeth Independence and FailurePeasants of the early sixteenth century are often pictured carrying a bundle of limbstied with vines ...

(7 pages) 45 0 3.3 Dec/1996

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

Serfs in Roman society

place in society, but usually, once a serf always a serf. A serf is a member of the class of peasants who were bound to the land of their lord. Serfs contained a position between slaves and ind ... d to the land of their lord. Serfs contained a position between slaves and independent freeman like peasants and merchants. The higher people include peasants, merchants, priests, squires, knights, bi ...

(4 pages) 57 0 4.6 Jan/1996

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History > Roman History

Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens. This essay reflects the stability of England versus France during the French Revolution.

uling monarchy. The aristocracy and clergy lived a life of luxury while people in the Third Estate (peasants, artisans, merchants, etc.) paid most of the taxes and didn't have as many rights. Dickens ...

(3 pages) 140 1 4.5 Mar/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Charles Dickens

Ancient China's Culture and Customs. This is very simple and straighforward, but has a bibliography.

China lead very interesting and difficult lifestyles.Most Chinese people lived in country villages. Peasants going to town to sell their goods at market looked in awe at the town houses with their til ... ladder. On the top were the royal family and emperor. Just below were the civil servants. Then were peasants and craft people. Peasants were poor, but they were depended on to feed China. Next down we ...

(8 pages) 363 2 3.9 Apr/2002

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

Tale of Two Cities by Dickens. Essay on the Roots of Revolution

nd, but in truth it could happen in any country that practiced the same methods that France did.The peasants in France were beaten down by the nobility and treated like the scum of the earth for many ...

(1 pages) 51 0 3.8 May/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Charles Dickens

This essay is basically about the life of Van Gogh. It is a 5 paragraph essay that starts with his childhood and it ends with his death.

ed on painting on overriding humanitarian concerns were overtly manifest, his subjects were miners, peasants, and inhabitants of almshouses.In 1886 Vincent decided to go to Paris were he met up with h ...

(2 pages) 141 2 3.5 Apr/2002

Subjects: Art Essays

Gawian essay

" (Gawain 123)During Bercilak's first hunt, they hunted deer. The hunters were on one side with the peasants and dogs on the other, surrounding the deer. The peasants and dogs made noise and cashed th ...

(2 pages) 71 1 3.0 Sep/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

Steps Leading Towards the Russian Revolution

ms arose with the people. As was tradition at coronations, the Emperor would leave presents for the peasants outside Moscow. The people madly rushed to grab the gifts, and they trampled thousands in t ... o what was happening around him. He was still convinced he could handle Russia himself.By 1902, the peasants had revolted against Witte's industrialization movements, which were marked by a raise in t ...

(8 pages) 137 0 2.6 Dec/1996

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Russia 1900-1995

opponents. While the public wanted democratic freedom the czar did not want to lose control of the peasants. This one would also be unsuccessful.Two more revolutions soon would occur and be successfu ...

(3 pages) 94 0 3.3 Sep/1996

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Castle Life in the 12th century

Supported by the brawn and taxes of the peasants, the feudalbaron and his wife would seem to have had a comfortable life. In manyways they d ... unless they couldevade him for a year and a day. The lord would also hear the pettyoffenses of the peasants and fine the culprits, or, he might evensentence them to a day in the pillory. Serious deed ... tacking. If a lordcoveted land, his couriers called his vassals to make a foray, or raid,of it. The peasants, in quilted battle coats, trudged along to fight onfoot with their pikes and poleaxes. Desp ...

(3 pages) 33 0 3.7 Apr/1997

Subjects: History Term Papers

Absolutism in Easter Europe

shed by having his earnailed to a tree and given a knife to cut it off. These landlords could force peasants to work for up to 6 days without pay.The reason for this was that new law codes set by weak ... bles now owe him a great debt. Though generous tothe wealth he cared little about the fact that the peasantsworked at least 3 unpaid days a week and were under such harshtreatment. Ferdinand III, his ...

(5 pages) 87 0 3.5 Nov/1996

Subjects: History Term Papers > Middle Eastern History

Black Death and the devestation it caused. A look at the effects it had on the political, economical and social structures of medieval Europe

and parceled out large estates to the noblemen. These lords woukd in turn grant parcels of land to peasants who woukd live on and work the land. These peasants woukd pay tyhe lords a large portion of ... plague struck and no one was immune to this disease. The nobility perished at the same rate as the peasants. What nobility that did not die fled to other areas unaffected by the plague. The vast depo ...

(7 pages) 262 1 3.7 Nov/1996

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

The Downfall of the Middle Ages. The decline of the feudal system, and the declination of the Church's power over the nation-states

f a middle class, which didn't fit anywhere into the feudal system. It was made up of the serfs and peasants that left the feudal system in search of making money in trade. For the middle class, the k ...

(2 pages) 125 1 5.0 Oct/1996

Subjects: History Term Papers

A term paper describing the early life of V.I. Lenin and what caused to be such a revolutionary.

nin's brother died fighting for social revolution, his father had devoted his life to assisting the peasants, and that he was exposed to a great array of radical literature led to his being the extrem ... llya greatly enjoyed his work because it brought him in contact with the less fortunate children of peasants. A man with a social conscience, Illya wanted to do as much as possible to free the peasant ...

(5 pages) 108 1 4.3 May/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Affects of Agent orange on veterains. short, sweet and straight to the point.

ultiply the chances of birth defects in the children of those exposed. Vietnam veterans and certain peasants in South Vietnam have the highest level of exposure of anyone tested and in many cases vete ...

(1 pages) 57 0 4.1 Jul/2002

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

Zhu Xiao Di This essay is about the life of Zhu Xiao Di and how he lived in communist china.

rmal. In 1958 the communist authorities decided to speed up the process of reorganizing millions of peasants into a collective farming system. They forced everyone to share everything. (Di - 3) Anothe ...

(4 pages) 30 0 4.5 Sep/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers

Daniel Hoffman says of the House of Usher: »It is no house at all, but a profound and intricate metaphor of the self.« Discuss.

story.The first hint at the house being a metaphor of the self is given in the fact that the local peasants used the term "House of Usher" for both the mansion and the Usher family, as though they ar ...

(2 pages) 144 2 3.9 Sep/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The history of the piano, it broadly describes the history of the piano.

people. Unlike the printing press, the piano made what was once intangible possible: the poorest of peasants could enjoy the same music that their beloved rulers did. The piano can be played by the ra ...

(6 pages) 125 1 4.6 Sep/2002

Subjects: Art Essays