The Res Gestae Divi Augusti is commonly referred to simply as Augustus’ own account of his reign. However, the term Res Gestae implies far greater depth. As with the philology of many Latin terms, Res Gestae had multiple meanings that were deeply imbued with legal connotation. In ancient Rome the phrase Res Gestae was used […]
Can a parallel be established between the relations of the USSR with the countries of East-Central Europe and of the USA with those of Western Europe during the period 1945-70? Answer with particular reference to Poland and Bulgaria and EITHER Spain and Britain OR France and Italy
In the aftermath of the Second World War, the two emergent superpowers developed increasingly close relations with a partitioned Europe; the USSR brought East-Central Europe under its control, whilst the USA increasingly gained economic and military influence over the states of Western Europe. With particular reference to Poland, Bulgaria, Spain and Britain, this essay will […]
To what extend did (propaganda) change the relationship between the state and the masses? Illustrate your essay with specific examples.
One of the biggest impacts that the twentieth century had on philosophy was the fracture of knowledge. Through the actualities that saw two World Wars and absurd and grossly inhumane social systems that incorporated the people’s submission and acceptance to such regimes, reality had been called into question with harrowing consequences. Due to the colonial […]
How useful is Sen's theory in interpreting historical famines? Illustrate your essay with specific examples.
Historical interpretation of famine, tied in with descriptions and analysis of hunger could be seen to seriously begin with the work of Thomas Malthus, who based his work on the relation between population and physical resources. Another significant contributor to the field was Karl Mark, focusing on exploitation and the excess appropriations of capitalism (although, […]
Focusing on the 3 authors, how did their literature reflect the growing concerns of the Victorian reader? Illustrate your essay with specific examples.
The early Victorian literary era had been defined by authors such as Jane Austen, whose novels of sensibility idealized the lives, morals and virtues of a nineteenth century elite. However, half way through the century a ‘realist’ trend emerged, seeking to address the real concerns of the Victorians. In examining this, the works of Charles […]