The Eiffel Tower

The concept of the Eiffel Tower began in 1884, when the idea to build a 300 meter tower on Champ-de-mar was conceived. The tower was to be part of the 1889 Worlds Fair. The tower also marks the 100th Anniversary of the French Revolution. On September 18, 1884, Gustave Eiffel submitted a patent which contained... Continue Reading →

Why Study History?

Several authors have covered the topic of "Why Study History?" Here is an overview of the article by William McNeill from 1985. The subject of history is not limited to a topic taught in schools. People fail to realize that the subject of history is taught from an early age and isn’t limited to reading... Continue Reading →

The Artists Signature

One of the most interesting things that we notice as artists move into the Renaissance from the Medieval period is the signing of artwork. During the Middle Ages most artwork was displayed in Churches and financed by the church or its wealthy parishioners and it was considered vain to take credit for your work. Pride... Continue Reading →

An Islamic View of the Crusades

A take on The Race for Paradise: An Islamic History of the Crusades by Paul M. Cobb. The ways in which medieval Muslims understood the Crusades and how they dealt with the form of religious backed aggression brought by Europeans is the subject of The Race for Paradise: An Islamic History of the Crusades by Paul... Continue Reading →

Medieval Paris

Purchase your copy of the book referenced in this article here! Surviving Poverty in Medieval Paris: Gender, Ideology, and the Daily Lives of the Poor A take on Surviving Poverty in Medieval Paris Gender, Ideology, and the Daily Lives of the Poor by Sharon Farmer. Medieval Paris was a service economy thanks to its large... Continue Reading →

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