The Power Shift from the Merovingian’s to the Carolingian’s, and the Papal-Frankish Alliance

In the world of the Franks there were two important families, the Merovingian’s and the Carolingian’s. For a few centuries the Merovingian’s were the family that provided the kings, but the Merovingian’s as a family had some pretty obvious and problematic issues, eventually these problems led to a complete shift in power. This power shift … More The Power Shift from the Merovingian’s to the Carolingian’s, and the Papal-Frankish Alliance

Was Washington’s Program for Gaining Social Acceptance for Blacks an Elitist Program?

These past few weeks I have been reading the autobiography(Up from Slavery), of Booker T. Washington. Washington was a former slave who was freed as a young child; as a freed African American he was also able to receive education. Thanks to his determination and work ethic, he was able to even start up a … More Was Washington’s Program for Gaining Social Acceptance for Blacks an Elitist Program?

What was the Significance of St. Augustine in Christian History?

St. Augustine(354-430), was born to a Christian mother. His mother could not convince him to become Christian, which caused her much emotional pain. St. Augustine was part of many religions or philosophical beliefs, including Manichaeism and Platonism, he was also even a skeptic at one point. It was only until he heard St. Ambrose of … More What was the Significance of St. Augustine in Christian History?

Why was Rome Significant in the History of Western Civilization?

Like ancient Greece, Rome was also very significant and impactful during the empire’s time of existence, and long after the empire collapsed. They were especially significant to Europe and it’s evolution. Though a lot of the things that the empire did were not exactly original, and were copied and influenced by Greece, they did expand … More Why was Rome Significant in the History of Western Civilization?

The Catcher in the Rye

The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D Salinger is a coming to age novel. As the title indicates the novel’s main “moral of the story,” situation is preventing teens from falling off the cliff(metaphorically of course), or in other words protecting the innocence of teens. The novel is about a pretty angry and depressed sixteen … More The Catcher in the Rye

A Memorable Image from the Book “Up From Slavery”

Up From Slavery, by Booker T. Washington(an influential African-American educator), is an autobiography that depicts Washington’s life including him being freed from slavery as a young child to his starting of a school in Alabama that becomes the Tuskegee Institute. From the parts of the book I have read so far there have been a … More A Memorable Image from the Book “Up From Slavery”

David Copperfield

I read this particular novel around a month ago, but today for some unknown reason I felt like writing about this classic today. Even though I have forgotten most of the small details of this classic it has stuck with me, and still feels very fresh to my mind. During my “journey” of reintroducing reading … More David Copperfield

In What Ways Did Christianity Represent a Departure From the Ideals and Practices of Ancient Greece and Rome

During the later history of the Roman empire, Rome began leaving their old ways and religion, becoming a dominantly Christian civilization. Also Christianity was growing; more and more people were becoming Christians, finding Jesus. In other words it was spreading quickly, which dramatically changed the culture in Rome. So in what ways did Christanity represent … More In What Ways Did Christianity Represent a Departure From the Ideals and Practices of Ancient Greece and Rome