Archive for the 'Chapter 12: Renaissance and Exploration' Category

Paintings of the Renaissances

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

The things that survived the most from the Renaissances, without a doubt are the paintings. From this era, especially in Italy, some of the greatest pieces of art ever drawn still live on. The works can only be described as masterpieces and will always live in infamy. The two masterpieces from the Renaissances that represent […]

Papal Mafia

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

Time to play Name That Renaissance Family! What notorious family gained their fame and fortune in fifteenth century Italy? What family had not one, but two Papal members? No, not the Medici! I’ll give you some more clues. What Spanish family was known in Italy for their adultery, simony, theft, rape, bribery, incest, and murder? Still […]

Prince Henry the Navigator

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

I have always heard that Prince Henry was suppose to be a father-like figure to the European age of exploration. I have never heard too much about him besides the fact that he opened up a navigation school. So, I decided to find out more about the man. Born on March 4th 1394 to his […]

Theodor Herzl Publishes The Jewish State – February 14th 1896

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

Theodor Herzl (Hebrew: בנימין זאב הרצל‎, Binyamin Ze’ev Herzl, also known as חוזה המדינה, Hoze Ha’Medinah, lit. “visionary of the State”; Hungarian: Herzl Tivadar) (May 2, 1860 — July 3, 1904) was an Austro-Hungarian journalist and the father of modern political Zionism. Herzl, a writer and a statesman, founded national Zionism and the World Zionist Organization, […]

World War I (1914–1919)

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

The Start of the War World War I began on July 28, 1914, when Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia. This seemingly small conflict between two countries spread rapidly: soon, Germany, Russia, Great Britain, and France were all drawn into the war, largely because they were involved in treaties that obligated them to defend certain other […]

Some monuments from the Ottoman Empire

Sunday, April 18th, 2010

 OTTOMAN EMPIRE I collected for you these Images from many sites. most of you or maybe all of you have not ever seen these pictures before. (these pictures are Monuments, castles, bridges and it is a part of history resists the extinction). It is the Ottoman grand train. Which was crossing  the Arabian Peninsula and […]

European Exploration

Thursday, April 15th, 2010

Spain After being denied by the Portuguese government for funding, Christopher Columbus asked the newly formed Spain. After being denied again due to Spain’s involvement and financial commitment to conquer Granada (the final stronghold of the Moors), Columbus patiently waited until the conflict was over. In 1492, Queen Isabella I and King Ferdinand V finally […]

Muslim Inventions

Thursday, March 18th, 2010

This post does not exactly cover what is considered the Ottoman Empire of Chapter 12, but I feel like it is important to mention the contributions the Ottoman Empire, and in consequence, the Muslims have given to Western Civilisation. Although their history is largely excluded from the history of Western Civilisation, the Muslims have contributed major […]

Sir Francis Drakes and privateers

Thursday, February 4th, 2010

Through-out all my life, I have held a couple favorite people in history. My current favorite person is Sir Francis Drake. He was a real man. He made his own destiny, becoming a captain of a ship and going from a tradesman to pirate to privateer. What is a privateer though – really. We hear […]

Renaissance Italy in Modern Culture

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

I thought this would be a neat intro into Chapter 12: Renaissance and Exploration. Looking around today in our culture, it is very easy to see Renaissance references. The Divine Comedy The Divine Comedy, by Dante Alighieri is alluded to in movies, literature, and, surprisingly enough, in many popular video games. You may have heard of […]