Category Archives: Excellence in Literature: The Curriculum

George Orwell Timeline by Steven Kreis

George Orwell, 1903-1950 From The History Guide by Dr. Steven Kreis | Resources | Chronology | Select Bibliography | Resources George Orwell (The Chestnut Tree Cafe) George Orwell George Orwell (O. Dag) George Orwell (Petri Liukkonen) George Orwell (Spartacus entry) George Orwell: … Continue reading

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Robert Louis Stevenson Biography

Robert Louis Stevenson Biography By Richard Dury, from the RLS Website Life and Publications Summary Robert Lewis (later: “Louis”) Balfour Stevenson was born in Edinburgh on 13 November 1850. His father Thomas belonged to a family of engineers who had … Continue reading

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History of Kenya by Bamber Gascoigne

History of Kenya From HistoryWorld by Bamber Gascoigne Masai and Kikuyu German-British carve up British East Africa Company East African Protectorate Kenya Colony Mau Mau Independence Masai and Kikuyu: to the 19th century In the time before the arrival of … Continue reading

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History of the Renaissance by Bamber Gascoigne

History of the Renaissance From HistoryWorld by Bamber Gascoigne The word Renaissance The Renaissance may be vivid in the mind’s eye – in images of human figures sculpted in the round, or in scenes painted with a profound and moving … Continue reading

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Mark Twain Resources Index

Mark Twain Resources With his luxuriant mustache and insouciant air, Mark Twain looked just like what he was—a satirically humorous creative author. Learn more about Mark Twain through these resources available on the Excellence in Literature website: -Biography of Mark … Continue reading

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Digital Dante Contest

Digital Dante Contest: 2014-2021 To celebrate the 700th anniversary of the publication of Dante’s Inferno in 2014, and the 700th anniversary of the publication of the Paradiso in 2021, Dr. Sebastian Mahfood is running a Digital Dante contest. Here’s the … Continue reading

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Steven Kreis History Guide Index

Many thanks to Dr. Steven Kreis for allowing us to host the following lectures from The History Guide on our site: The Medieval Synthesis and the Discovery of Man The Medieval Synthesis Under Attack The Protestant Reformation Europe and the … Continue reading

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The Protestant Reformation by Steven Kreis

Lecture 3: The Protestant Reformation From The History Guide by Dr. Steven Kreis Arise, O Lord, and judge Thy cause. A wild boar has invaded Thy vineyard. Arise, O Peter, and consider the case of the Holy Roman Church, the … Continue reading

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The Romantic Era by Steven Kreis

Lecture 16: The Romantic Era From The History Guide by Dr. Steven Kreis The categories which it has become customary to use in distinguishing and classifying “movements” in literature or philosophy and in describing the nature of the significant transitions … Continue reading

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Europe and the Superior Being: Napoleon by Steven Kreis

Lecture 15: Europe and the Superior Being: Napoleon From The History Guide by Dr. Steven Kreis Frenchmen, you will no doubt recognize in my conduct the zeal of a soldier of liberty and of a devoted citizen of the Republic. … Continue reading

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