An Interesting Look at King James I of England

April 24, 2012 | Comments Off on An Interesting Look at King James I of England

Posted by Chet Eichenbrenner King James I This is a positional interest essay on King James I of England, almost denouncing him as a good man that translated the bible.   It is a gospel website and is factually based as I saw from other research (even the sodomy part), but is still opinionated.  So, while reading, take […]

Absolutism in France By Chet Eichenbrenner Western Civilization II April 19, 2012             Absolutism is historically noted as the gain of absolute power in the monarchy in Europe during the 17th century.  King Louis XIV was the ruler of France during the 17th century.  His kingdom can be summed up in a personal quote that […]

Europe in the year 1700

April 23, 2012 | Comments Off on Europe in the year 1700

Only soveriegn states are shown in this image http://www.euratlas.net/history/europe/1700/index.html Posted by: Alyssa Zint

The Origins of Prussian Militarism

April 23, 2012 | Comments Off on The Origins of Prussian Militarism

Peter H. Wilson suggests that the aggressiveness of Wilhelmine Germany was not necessarily a direct consequence of the Prussian social system of the eighteenth century. The story of Prussia’s transformation from potential victim of hostile international forces into a dominant and aggressive state often seems miraculous. To those who viewed it in the eighteenth century, […]

Comparison of the Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes and Destruction of Leviathan by Gustave Dore By Alyssa Zint Would a sea monster make a better ruler than a human being?  Does such a question seem irrational to you?  The stories of the mythological creature leviathan have been sited over centuries of both political and religious history.  […]

Two Philosophers Two prominent English political philosophers have had a profound impact on modern political science. Thomas Hobbes and John Locke both have made contributions to modern political science and they both had similar views on where power lies in a society. They both are in favor of a popular contract or constitution, which is […]

Timeline – Webpage Headed by Louis XIV The content is as follows, go to the webpage to expand the information on any other distinction in the timeline: Louis XIV, The Sun King     1638 – 1715Royalty Statesmen Bourbon Enlightenment France Government Paris Reformation Renaissance Rulers Spain Icons People 17th Century 18th Century Back <!–// –>   […]

Versailles was the royal residence of France for little more than a century (from 1682 until 1789) when the French Revolution began. Louis XIII built a hunting lodge at the village of Versailles outside of Paris in 1624. The small structure became the base on which was constructed one of the most costly and extravagant […]

Fronde

March 13, 2012 | Comments Off on Fronde

War of the Fronde 1649-1652 In the mid-seventeenth century a series of revolts occurred in France due to conflicts in the government. These uprisings came to be known as The War of the Fronde. This term was derived from the French word “fronde” which means “sling.” The early frondeurs used slings to shoot stones through […]

King James I

February 22, 2012 | Comments Off on King James I

The Life of King James I By John Butler James I of England and VI of Scotland was born in 1566, the son of Mary, Queen of Scots, and Henry, Lord Darnley. James had to face difficulties from his earliest years—his mother was an incompetent ruler who quarrelled with politicians and churchmen such as John […]

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