Category Archives: English 5: World Literature

Goethe Biography

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Biography Childhood Inspiration in Strasbourg Life in Weimar Faust & Other Writings Italian Journey & Classicism Friendship with Schiller Romanticism & Faust The Masterpiece Completed Childhood Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832), German poet, dramatist and philosopher, … 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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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

If you enjoy history, The History Guide site is well worth exploring. It is an outstanding site full of interesting articles, all written by a homeschool-friendly college professor, Dr. Steven Kreis. Many thanks to Dr. Kreis for allowing us to … 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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The Medieval Synthesis Under Attack by Steven Kreis

Lecture 5: The Medieval Synthesis Under Attack: Savonarola and the Protestant Reformation From The History Guide by Dr. Steven Kreis The people of Florence are far from considering themselves ignorant and benighted, and yet Brother Girolamo Savonarola succeeded in persuading them that … Continue reading

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The Medieval Synthesis and the Discovery of Man by Steven Kreis

Lecture 4: The Medieval Synthesis and the Discovery of Man: The Renaissance From The History Guide by Dr. Steven Kreis Living, I despise what melancholy fate has brought us wretches in these evil years. Long before my birth time smiled and may … Continue reading

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Dr. Mahfood Dante Videos Index

Dr. Sebastian Mahfood has kindly shared these Dante videos with us: he has made a short video reflection on each canto of Dante’s Inferno. We hope you find these helpful in your studies. If you are interested in Purgatorio and … Continue reading

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