Sunday, August 9, 2020

European History

Significant events in European history include the Roman settlements, the Viking Explorations, the Renaissance, the Reformations, the Age of Enlightenment and the French and Industrial Revolutions. Europe’s story includes states, monarchies and revolutions. Its wars range from the Thirty Years’ War to the Cold War to the War on Terror. European History is filled with fascinating people including Pliny the Younger, Leif Ericson, and Marquis de Pombal.. Explore their stories and worlds with us.

Theodor Herzl’s Utopian Vision of a Jewish Homeland

Theodor Herzl is a pivotal case and is essential studying when it comes to comprehending and understanding the origins of the modern Zionist movement...

Easter Traditions During the Victorian Era

Many of our current Christmas and Easter traditions originated back in the Victorian era which covered the duration of Queen Victoria’s reign over the...

19th Century Political Conservatism

Conservatism is a political philosophy which embodies a desire to prevent change. 19th Century conservatives believed in the power behind absolute monarchy, the aristocracy...

The Goals of the Council of Trent

The Council of Trent was originally convened by Pope Paul III and lasted for twelve years. It was a delayed reaction to Protestantism. The Delay...

Austria-Hungary: The Dual Monarchy of Western Europe

The Royal House of Hapsburg had ruled in Europe for over five centuries. The Hapsburgs held territory in Spain, the Netherlands, Germany, Austria and...

Blood Libel and Saint Simon of Trent 1475

The case of Simon of Trent highlights Catholic Europe's erroneous belief in blood libel that asserts the use of Christian blood in Jewish...

The Allied Powers’ Appeasement Toward Nazi Germany

After Hitler became Chancellor, Germany began to violate Treaty of Versailles provisions. The Allied Powers desired peace beginning a policy of appeasement. After Hitler was...

The Plague and the Dance of Black Death in the Renaissance

As the Plague devastated Europe, the symbol of personified Death served as a constant reminder of people's mortality and life's unpredictability. Although the personification...

Who Were the Spanish Conquistadors?

Spain was once an immensely powerful empire with interests in the New World. The Spanish conquistadors were mainly explorers and soldiers. In the 1500s Spain...

Why did Hitler adopt the swastika symbol for Nazis?

Hitler adopted the swastika as the symbol for his Nazi party because it originally represented peace. He saw this as a message to the...