Monthly Archives: February 2014

Early Middle Ages

The Middle Ages span the fall of Rome in the latter part of the 5th century and lasted through the 15th century in Northern regions of modern day Europe. Often called the Medieval Era, the Middle Ages can be divided … Continue reading

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Development of Natural Resources, Usage and Trade

Many civilizations developed within fertile river valleys, for example the Nile, Tigris, Euphrates Indus, and Yellow River, due to these areas ability to provide the necessary materials to sustain life.  In these regions with sufficient natural resources and moderate climate … Continue reading

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Devleopment of Religion

The origins of religion as a whole, like many concepts about humanities early days, are hard to trace to a single point in time.  Humankind as a whole has had a continual preoccupation with the origins of our own existence … Continue reading

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Devlopment of Literacy

As the human species evolved and true oral communication began to replace simple grunts, hoots, and gestures the rudimentary beginnings of literacy (the ability to read and write) took root.  However, as to be expected, the art of speaking, and … Continue reading

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Linguistics Development

Did culture create language or did language create culture?  There are not many topics under debate in the field of linguistics. However, there is one intensely debated aspect of language and that is, how exactly does language affect culture?  There … Continue reading

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From a Republic to an Empire: Rome

Introduction Romans dismantled the monarchy giving the power to the Senate and Assembly, thus, creating the Republic. Until its demise in 44 BCE, its history would be one of almost constant warfare. They did have a constitution outlining their traditions … Continue reading

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Romes Legacy to Westernized Civilization

It is difficult to argue the fact that the Romans were profoundly influenced by the Greeks, who colonized the southern Italian peninsula, transferring their art, literature, philosophy, and religion. Others lived in the area as well, including the Etruscans, Latins, … Continue reading

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