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Puritanism In Mid-Seventeenth Century England, Matthew J. Buchanan Nov 2016

Puritanism In Mid-Seventeenth Century England, Matthew J. Buchanan

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England experienced great societal changes in the seventeenth-century. Deep rooted tensions between the monarchy and Parliament cumulated in a Civil War and the decapitation of a king. In the end, an oppressive Puritan led regime would take control of English politics. This presentation seeks to answer the question of what characteristics of the Puritans allowed them to achieve increased political power? A review of both primary and secondary sources demonstrates that the rise of Puritan political influence was brought about by combining the already divisive climate of English society with the Puritan’s unique religious ideology, political preferences, and socioeconomic ...


Transnational Influences Of Early Jesuit Scholars And Explorers In The New World From 1560-1700, Lydia K. Biggs Ms. Apr 2016

Transnational Influences Of Early Jesuit Scholars And Explorers In The New World From 1560-1700, Lydia K. Biggs Ms.

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Expansion and exploration of foreign territories such as the New World and the Far East by Europeans grew rapidly during the 16th and 17thcenturies. Exploration of these new area lead to developments in understanding of the new places, and the Society of Jesus was one of the forces that facilitated this worldwide social exchange. The purpose of this research is to explore how The Society of Jesus had transnational influences due to their early explorations and scholarly work done within New France in the 1600s. The Society of Jesus has been studied repeatedly from a Eurocentric point ...


The Effects Of Denazification On Education In West Germany, Helen Beckert Apr 2016

The Effects Of Denazification On Education In West Germany, Helen Beckert

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During the rebuilding of West Germany after World War II, the education system experienced rapid changes due to denazification. Under Allied occupation, Nazi influence in every aspect of society was to be eliminated. The initial phases of denazification took place in a setting of mass chaos; many German schools had been destroyed during the war, textbooks approved by Nazis were completely unacceptable for use in the postwar era, and teachers who had not belonged to the Nazi Party were few and far between. Despite this myriad of challenges, the schools of West Germany rebounded and began to thrive in the ...