Category Archives: Early Modern History

Sharpe Series Passes Muster :)

Recently, I discovered this TV series made in the early 90’s about this Napoleonic war era officer named Richard Sharpe. It is based off a series of novels by Bernard Cornwell about an officer who was raised from the ranks … Continue reading

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Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure Brings History to Life!

The premise of this movie is that these two kids, Bill and Ted, who are teenage rebels, need to pass their history class in order for Ted not to be sent to military school. Both are not studious and would … Continue reading

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The Sad Story of Sarah “Saartjie” Baartman

In the early 1800’s the Dutch occupied South Africa. As future history showed, the Dutch have not treated the indigenous population kindly then and up into the late 20th century. In general, the attitude at that time was very imperialist, … Continue reading

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The Witch: Movie Review

The Witch is a new movie that came out in 2015. The premise is a Puritan family from roughly the 1630’s is banished from the colony due to the father’s intense religious beliefs that disagree with the established church. The … Continue reading

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Early Modern Theater

Perhaps the most famous Early Modern plays we all know of are by William Shakespeare. The bane of many a high schooler, and meticulously studied by English majors worldwide, Shakespeare’s plays have been translated into numerous world languages and touch … Continue reading

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We’ve Covered the History of Why People Believe, but What About The Ones Who Don’t?

Throughout this blog, we covered many topics dealing with religion, and studied what people believe and why. We also covered topics such as syncretism between religions, and why people believe at all, but one topic we haven’t touched on, and … Continue reading

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Speaking of Movies…

Last time, I reviewed the 2007 version of Beowulf¬†and it got me thinking… It interests me how history is always such a huge success at the box office. People love period dramas, and historical action movies! It just goes to … Continue reading

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