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Notre Dame Response

I wrote this piece for my creative writing class last semester, but now after having visited the site in Paris, I feel that now is the time to share it... April 15th Burning in the heart of Paris The Angles are weeping As Fire guts Notre Dame Cathedral Prayers are offered from around the world… Continue reading Notre Dame Response

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Wordsworth and Nature

One of the greatly generalized characteristics of Romanic era literature is its obsession with and romanticized view of nature. Nature is understood to represent the sublime and fill the viewer with tranquil thoughts and wishes to become one with the earth. It was believed that distance from society soothes the soul. Or does it? Romanticism… Continue reading Wordsworth and Nature

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The Western Church in the Middle Ages

The early medieval church became a source of religious and political power. In 1000-1215 A.D. the economy of western Europe was expanding rapidly and the church took advantage of this opportunity to gain authority. The church was able to expand upon this growing economic power with great reformed minded popes who wanted to restore the… Continue reading The Western Church in the Middle Ages

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A Glorious Revolution

Steven Pincus said that the glorious revolution of 1688 “radically altered the English state, and the English economy, and the English church. The English had truly brought about the first modern revolution.” (pg.33) Pincus sites the Declaration of Rights, the creation of the Bank of England, and the religious toleration of a new protestant King… Continue reading A Glorious Revolution

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The Lucy Cobb Institute

The Lucy Cobb Institute was founded in 1859 as a secondary school for young women. It offered an academically rigorous education to gentile girls and became one of the best schools for women in the South. It closed its doors in 1931, and the University of Georgia purchased the building. Today it is the central… Continue reading The Lucy Cobb Institute