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The Medieval Synthesis Under Attack by Steven Kreis

The Medieval Synthesis Under Attack Savonarola and the Protestant Reformation Lecture 5: 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

The Medieval Synthesis and the Discovery of Man: The Renaissance Lecture 4: 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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Memoir as Post Modern History by Paul Gregory Alms

The Memoir as Post Modern History by Paul Gregory Alms I have spent the last 4 or 5 weeks reading memoirs. I don’t know why I’ve done this. I started reading one and, being a bit compulsive, have now read … Continue reading

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Sara Selby Resources

Sara Selby has kindly shared the following resources with Excellence in Literature: Emily Brontë: A Biographical Sketch Wuthering Heights Family Trees Versification [Verse Structure Patterns] A Micro-History of the English Language *** These materials are reprinted here for educational purposes, … Continue reading

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Roman Weapons Video

You may learn more about Roman weapons in these videos. The first video from Conquest, a History Channel show features host Peter Woodward teaching a group of people about Roman weapons. The second video shows historic weapons from both Rome … Continue reading

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How Should I Determine Placement in Excellence in Literature?

To begin Excellence in Literature, students should be reading at high-school level, and have grade-level or above skills in grammar, spelling, and language mechanics. I expect students to grammar- and spell-check all papers before turning them in, as learning to … Continue reading

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A Micro-History of the English Language

A Micro-History of the English Language by Sara Selby In the family tree of world languages, English descends from the Indo-European branch, which can be traced to ca. 2500 BC. When the Romans arrived in the British Isles in 55 … Continue reading

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Russian History in Brief

Russia is a large country that stretches over portions of eastern Europe and northern Asia. Here is a glance at its history in a brief video and short article. Russian history video overview This brief history of Russia from 1533 … Continue reading

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Cooper by Carl Van Doren: Cambridge History of American Literature

James Fenimore Cooper Cambridge History of American Literature (1917-1921), Book II, Chapter VI by Carl Van Doren James Fenimore Cooper: Youth, Naval Career Precaution The Spy The Pioneers The Pilot The Last of the Mohicans The Prairie Residence in Europe … Continue reading

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