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The Importance Of Roman Law For Western Civilization And Western Legal Thought, Franz Wieacker Sep 1981

The Importance Of Roman Law For Western Civilization And Western Legal Thought, Franz Wieacker

Boston College International and Comparative Law Review

No abstract provided.


The Prisoners In German Concentration Camps, Debbie Jo Smith May 1981

The Prisoners In German Concentration Camps, Debbie Jo Smith

Honors Theses

The term Holocaust comes from the Hebrew word olah, meaning burnt sacrifice. In the Greek translation of the Old Testament, this word became holokauston. Today, the word Holocaust is used to denote the Nazi persecution of the Jews, resulting in the extermination of some six million men, women, and children in concentration and extermination camps. The term should bring to mind horrible images of torture, death, and destruction. Yet, in most cases, this does not happen. Although many people are familiar with The Diary of Anne Frank, The Hiding Place, and The Holocaust, even in today's highly educated society ...


Fin-De-Siecle Vienna: Politics And Culture – Book Review, Harry Ritter May 1981

Fin-De-Siecle Vienna: Politics And Culture – Book Review, Harry Ritter

History Faculty and Staff Publications

For the past two decades, Carl Schorske has been one of the most interesting writers in the field of late nineteenth-century Austrian history. The appearance of this handsomely illustrated collection of his essays - most of which originally appeared in historical journals - provides an opportunity to reflect on the nature of his contribution. The book consists of seven studies on topics ranging from the Ringstrafienstil in urban planning to Kokoschka's expressionism and Schoenberg's musical explorations. The finest, entitled "Politics in a New Key," is an examination of the irrational "sharper key" in political rhetoric and deportment which arose in ...


Games And Gaming Of The Stuart Aristocracy, Vicky Ann Sanderlin Apr 1981

Games And Gaming Of The Stuart Aristocracy, Vicky Ann Sanderlin

History Theses & Dissertations

Games and gaming provide insight into the lives of the people of the past. This thesis analyzes the games and gaming patterns of the aristocracy of Stuart England. This examination of gaming concentrates on the place of leisure games in the world of the elite. The study focuses on games suitable for inclement weather and includes both children's and adult's games from the period.

This thesis addresses three basic questions: 1) who were the gamesters, 2) when and where did they game, and 3) what games did they play and how did they play them? Answers to these ...


German Jews, Refugees, And The Christian Century, 1933-41, William Nawyn Mar 1981

German Jews, Refugees, And The Christian Century, 1933-41, William Nawyn

Pro Rege

No abstract provided.


Ua68/8/3 Student Researcher, Vol. V, No. 1, Phi Alpha Theta Jan 1981

Ua68/8/3 Student Researcher, Vol. V, No. 1, Phi Alpha Theta

Student Organizations

Publication of the Eta-Pi Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta. This issue includes:

  • Dalton, David. James Edward Oglethorpe: Commander-in-Chief for the Forces of South Carolina and Georgia, 1738-43
  • Mathews, Mary. Charles Dickens: Social Conscience of Victorian England
  • McCracken, Mary. To Hell With Habeaus Corpus
  • Shartzer, Sharyon. Titus Oates: Author of the Popish Plot


Contemporary Soviet Life, Phyllis Theresa Faulkner Jan 1981

Contemporary Soviet Life, Phyllis Theresa Faulkner

Honors Theses

In October of 1917, the Bolshevik Party, under the leadership of V.I. Lenin, led a revolution and took over the Provisional Government. Unlike others, who had failed before them, the Bolsheviks were successful in that they involved the peasants in the revolutionary effort. Theirs was a revolution for the people, for the workers. It was not directed as had been the others, toward the upper and middle classes. To get the support which they so desperately needed from the peasants they promised nationalization of the land. No longer would the peasants be exploited by their landlords. They were promised ...


Mission Of Protest : General John Armstrong's Response To The Continental System, 1806-1810, Thom M. Armstrong Jan 1981

Mission Of Protest : General John Armstrong's Response To The Continental System, 1806-1810, Thom M. Armstrong

Dissertations and Theses

Although not well known to students of American history today, General John Armstrong was, in his day, a prominent and colorful public figure. From 1804 to 1810, he held the difficult position of United States Minister to France at a time when the world was in upheaval resulting from the Napoleonic Ware. As Great Britain and France struggled for supremacy, the United States--the world's foremost neutral commercial power--was slowly, but inevitably, drawn into this struggle, becoming the victim of the hostile edicts of the two major belligerents, as they wantonly violated established practices of international law.


The French Connection In Early Oregon, Gregory Charles Rathbone Jan 1981

The French Connection In Early Oregon, Gregory Charles Rathbone

Dissertations and Theses

Many French-speaking people came to the Pacific Northwest. Although most came from Quebec, some traveled from as far away as France, Belgium and Switzerland. When they arrived in Oregon Territory, a juxtaposition of three cultures merged to form a unique French-speaking community governed by a dominant Western Anglo-American character and a living Indian culture for daily subsistence. Most importantly, the French brought their own traditions from Quebec and France. Also, French individuality became altered upon their arrival and through their necessity to adapt to the strange, unknown wilderness of the Pacific Northwest. Some changes came through the need for convenience ...


Following The Drum : British Women In The Peninsular War, Sheila Simonson Jan 1981

Following The Drum : British Women In The Peninsular War, Sheila Simonson

Dissertations and Theses

Following the Drum: British Women in the Peninsular War examines the lives of British women, soldiers' and officers' wives, for the most part, who followed the British army on campaign in Portugal, Spain, and southern France during the Peninsular War (1808-1814). Because most of the women were of the working class, their major roles, as wives, mothers, widows, workers, and criminals, have been contrasted with those roles as defined in British working-class culture.


Louis De Potter And The Belgian Revolution Of 1830, Karen N. Groth Jan 1981

Louis De Potter And The Belgian Revolution Of 1830, Karen N. Groth

Dissertations and Theses

Louis Joseph Antoine De Potter (1786-1.859) was the gifted journalist who served as the catalyst of the successful Belgian revolution of 1830. He has been largely overlooked by students of the nineteenth century revolutionary era. Only one of De Potter's works is known to have been translated into English, his Vie de Scipion de Ricci.

This paper has examined the development of De Potter's thought from his youth up to and including his participation in the Provisional Belgian Government of 1830. For clarity this study has been divided into four chapters.


Anna Held, A Biography, Michael Owen Hoffman Jan 1981

Anna Held, A Biography, Michael Owen Hoffman

Dissertations and Theses

This thesis, a biography of the French actress, Anna Held (1873-1918), is an attempt to place her in proper perspective in American history. Essentially a record of Miss Held from birth to death, it highlights many events that made her famous. Included are examples of publicity generated by her manager-husband, Florenz Ziegfeld, Jr.

Much credit can be awarded Ziegfeld for his expertise in publicity stunts and promotion. Undue praise, however, has been attributed to him for the origin of the Ziegfeld Follies and the success of Anna Held.

Anna was a Continental success long before she met him. His promotion ...


The Political And Constitutional Significance Of The Exclusion Crisis Of 1678-1681, Susan Diane Meyer-Strom Jan 1981

The Political And Constitutional Significance Of The Exclusion Crisis Of 1678-1681, Susan Diane Meyer-Strom

Dissertations and Theses

By examining the attack waged against the royal prerogative during the Exclusion Crisis of 1678-1681, this thesis asserts that the crisis was primarily constitutional in nature, rather than religious. This Parliamentary attempt to remove the Catholic heir presumptive from the succession endangered the monarchy by creating a Parliamentary title to the throne. Insofar as the exclusionists challenged the king's right to retain ministers at will, to grant pardons, and to determine the calling and dissolution of Parliamentary sessions, the crisis also constituted a direct assault upon the prerogatives of the present king. The implementation of Parliament's proposal to ...


The Claphamite Fathers And Sons: A Study Of Two Generations, Nancy Lee Wentzel Jan 1981

The Claphamite Fathers And Sons: A Study Of Two Generations, Nancy Lee Wentzel

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Hendrik Van Paesschen, Architect Of The Northern European Renaissance, John Fitzhugh Millar Jan 1981

Hendrik Van Paesschen, Architect Of The Northern European Renaissance, John Fitzhugh Millar

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


"The Criterion" 1922-1939, Margaret Beckman Benton Jan 1981

"The Criterion" 1922-1939, Margaret Beckman Benton

Dissertations, Theses, and Masters Projects

No abstract provided.


Ua35/11 Student Honors Research Bulletin, Wku Honors Program Jan 1981

Ua35/11 Student Honors Research Bulletin, Wku Honors Program

WKU Archives Records

The WKU Student Honors Research Bulletin is dedicated to scholarly involvement and student research. These papers are representative of work done by students from throughout the university.

  • Condis, Rebecca. Reconstituted Families: Counseling Concepts and Application
  • Miller, Brad. Does Congress Effectively Regulate the Ethics of its Members?
  • Grizzle, Dennis. Electron Microscopy of Polytrichum Moss Spores
  • Collins, Lynell. Transformational Effects on Cytoskeleton and Cell-Surface Antigens
  • Hamilton, Joy. A Summary of Flaws in Thomas Hardy's Far From the Madding Crowd
  • Martin, Lanna. Sadie F. Price: Artist, Botanist, Author and Naturalist
  • Wood, Irene. The Imagery of Smoke, Fire and Ash: A Study of ...