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Write a paper for various works of art from the renaissance

Assignment:

For this project we will research and examine various works of art from the Renaissance. Use the chart below to help you organize the pieces of art you choose, as well as your information and analysis. You will examine five works of art, four from the Renaissance (1350-1600), and one from whenever you choose.

Here are the parameters: . Paintings (ex: Masaccio), sculptures (ex: Michelangelo), music (ex: dufay), architecture (ex: Brunelleschi), woodcuts (ex: Cranach) are all acceptable.

A minimum of one, but no more than two choice can be from the Ninja Turtles (Da Vinci Raphael, Michelangelo, Donatello)

A minimum of one must be from the Northern Renaissance (from such artists as Qureroryan Eyck)

One (or two) can be any other Renaissance piece of art.

The fifth piece can be a random work, meaning it can come from any time period in history. Perhaps you’ll choose an impressionist, surrealist or abstract artist .

How did the Europe under the rule of the Charlemagne differ from Europe during the time of Constantine, and what did the title of “emperor” mean during each period?

Discussion 1

How did the Europe under the rule of the Charlemagne differ from Europe during the time of Constantine, and what did the title of “emperor” mean during each period?

Discussion 2

Discuss the differences and similarities between Western (Roman Catholic) Christianity, Eastern (Orthodox) Christianity, and Islam.

Discussion 3

How did medieval Universities differ from universities today? See Jacques de Vitry’sdescription of medieval students for one scholar’s description of students in medieval universities.

Discussion 4

Describe the social, political, and religious misfortunes of the 14th century and the effect of these events on the psychological and material fortunes of Europeans.

Discussion 5

Why did the Renaissance start in Italy? Describe the role of the aristocratic courts of such powerful figures as the de Medicis and the papacy in engendering and sustaining this cultural revival.

Discussion 6

The main goal of all Renaissance humanists was to fix their own world by recovering the glories of ancient Rome and Greece. How was this effort to revive antiquity reflected in the art and literature of the Renaissance?

Discussion 7

What were some of the topics Luther raised in the 95 Theses? What did he see as the major problems with the religious practices of his day?

Discussion 8

Why did the Reformation happen in the early 16th century after Martin Luther posted the 95 Thesis rather than earlier in response to other protests against Church practice?

Discussion 9

Identify the basic causes, both political and religious, of the bitter struggles of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries in France, the Holy Roman Empire, and the Netherlands. Describe the political and religious dimensions of the settlement of each of these conflicts.

Discussion 10

In what ways did the new science of Copernicus, Brahe, Kepler, and Galileo challenge not only the Aristotelian cosmos–foundation of all medieval science–but also the claims of the church?

Discussion 11

How did Versailles symbolize the authority of the French king and how did the Louis XIV use Versailles as a way to establish and maintain power?

Explain the importance of freehold society and tenancy

Explain the Importance of these key terms in History Using Complete Sentences.

leaseholding tenants

Cotton Mather

freehold society

tenancy

Enlightenment

Benjamin Franklin

Great Awakening

Jonathan Edwards

George Whitefield

French and Indian (or Seven Years) War

The Albany Congress

Regulator movement

King George III

George Grenville

Sugar Act

Stamp Act

Sons of Liberty

Charles Townshend

Boston Massacre

Tea Act

Boston Tea Party

First Continental Congress

Second Continental Congress

Minutemen

Samuel Adams

Patrick Henry

Common Sense

Richard Henry Lee

Thomas Jefferson

Declaration of Independence

General William Howe

Battle of Trenton

Continental army

George Washington

Saratoga

Valley Forge

Sir Henry Clinton

Nathaniel Greene

Yorktown

republicanism

Articles of Confederation

Shays’ Rebellion

nationalism

James Madison

Virginia Plan

Great Compromise

ratification

Federalists.

aspects of us history since 1865

Assignment 1: Policemen of the World Thesis and Outline

By the mid-20th century, the United States had become the dominant force in international relations. Some have argued that the United States’ military functions as the world’s “police.” This assignment covers the manner in which this shift occurred and the consequences the United States faces as a result of its status as “policemen of the world.” Using the Internet and reputable news sources, research two (2) real-life international incidents from the past five (5) years in which:

The U.S. used military action abroad.

Controversy existed within the American public regarding U.S. involvement.

Controversy existed within the country or countries affected by U.S. involvement.

Part 1

Write a thesis statement that is one to two (1-2) sentences long in which you:
State your thesis on the significance of the current role of the US military, as exemplified in the two (2) real-life international incidents that you have researched. Justify your response.

For the first part of this assignment you will create a thesis statement. A thesis statement is usually a single sentence somewhere in your first paragraph that presents your main idea to the reader. The body of the essay organizes the material you gather and present in support of your main idea. Keep in mind that a thesis is an interpretation of a question or subject, not the subject itself. (Note: Please consult the Purdue OWL Website with tips on how to construct a proper thesis; the website can be found at:

https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/545/01/

Part 2

For the next part of this assignment you will create an outline of the main points you want to address in this paper. This will serve as the basis for your Assignment 2.2 Final Draft. (Note: Please use the Purdue Owl Website to assist you with this assignment; this website can be accessed at:

https://owl.english.purdue.edu/engagement/2/2/55/

Write a one to two (1-2) page outline in which you:

Describe the two (2) international events involving the US military from the past five (5) years you investigated that can be traced back to a foreign policy created after the Civil War.

List three (3) aspects of US history since 1865 that have led to the US’s rise as a world super power policeman.

List three to five (3-5) international incidents since World War II where America has taken on a policing role.

List three to five (3-5) driving forces that fueled international policy decisions involving the international incidents you outlined previously. (Consider treaties, exit strategies, elections, wars, etc.)

Use at least three (3) academic references besides or in addition to the textbook. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not qualify as academic resources.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.

Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date.

The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

Identify and discuss the different ways that the Civil War, Reconstruction, and Industrialization after the Civil War have shaped America’s history.

Summarize and discuss the ways that formal policies of government have influenced the direction of historical and social development in the United States.

Recognize the major turning points in American history since the Civil War.

Use technology and information resources to research issues in contemporary U.S. history.

Write clearly and concisely about contemporary U.S. history using proper writing mechanics.

Discuss three major aspects of industrialization

Western Civilization II

After the Scientific Revolution and the Enlightenment, Western Europe became a much more industrialized society. While industrialization improved life in many ways, it also created problems for society. Consider events that took place leading up to the Industrial Revolution and discuss ways that industrialization affected Western Europe (specifically in Great Britain, France and Belgium).

Write a three to five (3-5) page paper in which you:ch 20

1. Introduce your paper and argument.

2. Discuss three (3) major aspects of industrialization. In your response, consider society, the economy, and politics.

3. Identify three (3) specific groups that were affected by industrialization and provide two examples for each group describing how the group was affected. (Consider issues such as ethnicity, gender, child labor, etc.)

4. Summarize how industrialization affected the life of the average worker during this period. Use specific examples and details.

5. Use at least three (3) academic references besides or in addition to the textbook. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not qualify as academic resources.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

• Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA style.

• Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

Describe the key motives involved in the increased presence of Westerners in India, China, and Japan in the 1700s and 1800s.

“Intrusions in Asia; Opera and Society and a Dilemma” Please respond to one (1) of the following, using sources under the Explore heading as the basis of your response:

Describe two (2) examples of how either black slaves or white abolitionists used literature or the visual arts as a form of protest against slavery. Compare this to a modern example of art used for social protest.

Describe the key motives involved in the increased presence of Westerners in India, China, and Japan in the 1700s and 1800s. Identify the key factors that led to Britain’s successful imposition of its presence and trade policies on China, despite communications like those from Emperor Ch’ien-lung (i.e., Qianlong) and Commissioner Lin Zexu (i.e., Lin Tse-hsu). Argue for or against the British policies regarding China in the 1800s, using analogies from our own modern times.

Read, listen to, and watch the sources for the opera composers at the Websites below and in this week’s Music Folder. Describe the major influences that Verdi, Wagner, or Puccini exerted upon opera in terms of making it more innovative, realistic, and even controversial. Next, consider Wagner and this dilemma: Wagner’s brilliance is clear because his works remain some of the most popular and admired productions in our own time. Yet, he was a blatantly antisemitic and held notions of racial purity, traits that have stained his artistic legacy. (This was compounded by the later celebration of Wagner’s music by Hitler and the Nazis). New York Times writer Anthony Tommasini wrote of Wagner in 2005: “How did such sublime music come from such a warped man? Maybe art really does have the power to ferret out the best in us.” So, consider the issue of whether we should or can separate the artist from the art, whether we can appreciate the art but reject the artist. Or whether we should reject both the person and his or her art. Identify one (1) modern musician or artist where this dilemma arises.

Explore:

American Dilemma–Slavery – The Art & Literature of Protest

Chapter 29 (pp. 962-976); slavery, literature, and art

Haven’s article on Goodman’s scholarship on art protesting slavery before the Civil War at http://news.stanford.edu/news/2009/february18/artists-slavery-protests-021809.html

Art and Slavery article at http://www.realhistories.org.uk/articles/archive/the-art-of-slavery.html

Intrusions in Asia

The Opium Wars and Foreign Encroachment: http://afe.easia.columbia.edu/special/china_1750_opium.htm

Opium Wars with visuals at http://ocw.mit.edu/ans7870/21f/21f.027/opium_wars_01/ow1_essay01.html

Key documents from China at http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/1793qianlong.asp and http://acc6.its.brooklyn.cuny.edu/~phalsall/texts/com-lin.html

Opera and Society

Chapter 30 (pp. 999-1004), Wagner and Verdi; (pp. 1133-1134), Puccini; review the Week 5 “Music Folder”
Huizenga article and audio selections at http://www.npr.org/blogs/deceptivecadence/2012/04/11/150420827/talk-like-an-opera-geek-how-verdi-wagner-and-puccini-got-their-grooves
Wagner video of a stage production (Tristan und Isolde) at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAEkTK6aKUM
Verdi video clip of stage production (Rigoletto) at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5NEOh-XhyA
Puccini video clip of stage production (Tosca) at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5sSoKbv46zc.