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Full-Text Articles in European History

“Apoleptic” Ironies And “Accident-Ed” Realities: World War I And Berlin Dada Photomontage, Barbara L. Miller Oct 2018

“Apoleptic” Ironies And “Accident-Ed” Realities: World War I And Berlin Dada Photomontage, Barbara L. Miller

Dada/Surrealism

No abstract provided.


Codex Conquest: A Game Of Book History, Amy H. Chen Jan 2018

Codex Conquest: A Game Of Book History, Amy H. Chen

University of Iowa Libraries Open Educational Resources

Codex Conquest teaches students to recognize the most important printed books of Western civilization by their nation, century, genre, and current monetary value. Along the way, students learn world history and the scenarios that influence the shape of collections at institutions. Suiting a variety of curricular objectives and student levels, the game can be tailored to fit subject and time specifications and is accessible to students from high school through graduate school. How deeply students engage with the content of Codex Conquest depends on your pedagogy.


Nietzsche’S Critique Of Morality And Revaluation Of Values, Omar Bin Salamah Jan 2018

Nietzsche’S Critique Of Morality And Revaluation Of Values, Omar Bin Salamah

Honors Theses at the University of Iowa

One of Nietzsche’s main projects was to critique morality and to invite a revaluation of our values. Neither secular nor religious interpretations of Nietzsche’s critique of morality do it justice. Each support their own interpretation by appealing to certain aspects of his writings. The former appeal to Nietzsche’s rejection of Christianity and Christian morality; while the latter appeal to Nietzsche’s anti-democratic and anti-egalitarian remarks. In actuality, Nietzsche was neither of the two: he argued that Western secular moralities are a modern manifestation of Christian morality, and that Christian morality is a manifestation of what he comes ...


Johannes Baader’S Postwar Plasto-Dio-Dada-Drama And German War Exhibitions During World War I, Katharina Hoins Jul 2017

Johannes Baader’S Postwar Plasto-Dio-Dada-Drama And German War Exhibitions During World War I, Katharina Hoins

Dada/Surrealism

No abstract provided.


Depending On Sex? Tongue, Sieve, And Ladle Shaped Pendants From Late Iron Age Gotland, Meghan P. Mattsson Mcginnis Jun 2017

Depending On Sex? Tongue, Sieve, And Ladle Shaped Pendants From Late Iron Age Gotland, Meghan P. Mattsson Mcginnis

Medieval Feminist Forum: A Journal of Gender and Sexuality

Artifacts of female dress such as brooches and pendants have long been objects of interest to scholars of late Iron Age /early medieval Scandinavia. They figure in dating and tracing stylistic developments, and their presence is often (controversially) used to help assign gender to burials. There are three types of pendants which constitute a type of feminine adornment unique to Viking Age Gotland: the so-called tongue, sieve, and ladle pendants. The purpose of this paper is to examine these pendant types and the possible symbolic and magical functions behind their forms and manner of use, and how these functions intersected ...


Codex Conquest: The Game Of Book History, Amy H Chen Apr 2017

Codex Conquest: The Game Of Book History, Amy H Chen

University of Iowa Libraries Staff Publications

Codex Conquest: The Game of Book History teaches students the contemporary value of historical printed books and how these books changed history by contributing to technological advancements, scientific breakthroughs, artistic triumphs, and political shifts from the fifteenth through the nineteenth century. Each player represents a curator competing to create as many high value collections as possible for his or her national library. This presentation discusses the pedagogy, rules, and development of Codex Conquest as an introduction before game play.


Cats And Dogs: The Development Of The Household Pet Through Symbolic Interpretations And Social Practices In The Middle Ages And Renaissance, Lindsey Nicole Blair Jan 2016

Cats And Dogs: The Development Of The Household Pet Through Symbolic Interpretations And Social Practices In The Middle Ages And Renaissance, Lindsey Nicole Blair

Honors Theses at the University of Iowa

Cats and dogs are perhaps the most ubiquitous and consistently represented animals throughout documented human history. Forms of the respective species have roamed the earth for millions of years; however, cats and dogs have held different societal positions ranging from exalted deities to pests. The shifting attitudes and social practices between the Middle Ages and the Renaissance in Western Europe fostered the reexamination of the relationship between humans and animals. Dogs – and later cats – were the earliest animals to be allowed occupancy inside the medieval house solely to serve utilitarian needs. The development of the modern day concept of the ...


The Uncrowned King: Axel Oxenstierna And Sweden's Rise To Power During The Thirty Years War, Forest R. Johnson Iii Jan 2016

The Uncrowned King: Axel Oxenstierna And Sweden's Rise To Power During The Thirty Years War, Forest R. Johnson Iii

Honors Theses at the University of Iowa

Axel Oxenstierna, the Chancellor of Sweden from 1611-1656 (his death), played an important role in the development of Swedish power through the Thirty Years War, and crafted reforms and policies which revitalized Sweden's system of governance when it was needed most. Though the monarchs he served, Gustavus Adolphus and his daughter Christina, have become well known figures of early modern European history, Oxenstierna has unfairly been left out of many history books. Given his numerous and enormous influences on both monarchs, as well as the political climate which resulted from the Peace of Westphalia in 1648 and the governance ...


Aborigines' Dreaming Or Britain's Terra Nullius: Perceptions Of Land Use In Colonial Australia, Emily J. Pettit May 2015

Aborigines' Dreaming Or Britain's Terra Nullius: Perceptions Of Land Use In Colonial Australia, Emily J. Pettit

Iowa Historical Review

Australia’s landscape has been significantly changed by the actions of the Aborigines and European settlers. To the Aborigines, the land was not only a physical provider of resources but also the foundation for their spiritual beliefs. The Dreaming, a dynamic belief system that describes the Aborigines’ creation story, rituals, and social codes, instilled a cultural dedication to maintaining the environment for future generations. Rock art provides a glimpse into Aborigine perceptions of the landscape and how those changed across space and time. Arid-climate ecosystems like those present across Australia are sensitive to disturbance; the Aborigines adapted to ecological limits ...


Curial Communiqué: Memory, Propaganda, And The Roman Senate House, Sarah E Bond Jan 2014

Curial Communiqué: Memory, Propaganda, And The Roman Senate House, Sarah E Bond

Department of Classics Publications

This article explores the history of the various curiae (senate houses) in Rome from the Republic to Mussolini.


Mortuary Workers, The Church, And The Funeral Trade In Late Antiquity, Sarah E Bond Apr 2013

Mortuary Workers, The Church, And The Funeral Trade In Late Antiquity, Sarah E Bond

Department of Classics Publications

Within the city of Constantinople, Constantine organized numerous funeral workers into associations overseen by a bishop, as part of a scheme meant to provide burials for all who needed them within the city. The funeral workers were given special exemptions and clerical status in return for their services. Constantine’s model was imitated in other cities within the eastern Mediterranean and, as a result, established new urban patronage networks. The newly elevated funeral professionals were liminal men, between the commercial and clerical worlds and dependent on bishops for their employment and status. Some bishops exploited this dependency by using funeral ...


Faulkes De Bréauté In England (1207-1224): A Feudal Study, Benton Gerald Moeller Jan 1952

Faulkes De Bréauté In England (1207-1224): A Feudal Study, Benton Gerald Moeller

Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


The Impact Of The Revolution On The Social And Economic Life Of The City Of London, 1642-1646, Herbert Bonnewell Smith May 1948

The Impact Of The Revolution On The Social And Economic Life Of The City Of London, 1642-1646, Herbert Bonnewell Smith

Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.