You are welcome to search the collection of free essays and research papers. Thousands of coursework topics are available. Buy unique, original custom papers from our essay writing service.

15 results found, view free essays on page:

  • Tiberius Claudius Nero
    1,307 words
    The emperor, Claudius, was a man with great integrity, individuality, common sense, patriotism and determination. From his struggles as a child to his death, was a remarkable journey. Many historians today and ancient Rome have placed him amongst the greats of all time. Despite his physical disabilities and background, Tiberius Claudius Nero contributed much to the greatness of the Roman Empire. Tiberius Claudius Nero is the youngest son of Nero Claudius Dru sus and Antonia (Daughter of Antony a...
  • Emperor Worship And Purity Shinto
    874 words
    SHINTOISM The Religion of Nature Worship, Emperor Worship, and Purity Shinto (the way of the gods), traditionally dating back to 660 B.C., is a loosely organized religion of the Japanese people embracing a wide variety of beliefs and practices. In its most basic sense Shinto is a religious form of Japanese patriotism. The mythology of Shintoism teaches that Japan and the Japanese people were brought into being by special divine creation and that their emperors were literally descendants of the S...
  • Footnote 8 Because The Meiji Emperor
    4,122 words
    The Role of The Emperor in Meiji Japan Japan is a society whose culture is steeped in the traditions and symbols of the past: Mt. Fuji, the tea ceremony, and the sacred objects of nature revered in Shintoism. Two of the most important traditions and symbols in Japan; the Emperor and Confucianism have endured through Shogunate, restorations of imperial rule, and up to present day. The leaders of the Meiji Restoration used these traditions to gain control over Japan and further their goals of mode...
  • Emperor's New Clothes
    629 words
    Recently I read one of the Hans Christian Anderson's short stories, The Emperor's New Clothes. This Danish writer in his story made such a good picture of foolish kings and governors that now-a-days are much more before. Many years ago there was an emperor who was so excessively fond of new clothes that he spent all his money on them. He cared nothing about his army, nor for people and his country, except to showing off his new clothes. One day two swindlers came to castle and said to emperor th...
  • Excessive Behaviour By Caligula
    1,296 words
    Brian. A. Mills R 0069211 AA 309 TMA 02 Why were the actions of Caligula regarded as excessive? Why was such behaviour important in the evaluation of an emperor's image? When Caligula took the title of emperor of Rome, the population of that vast empire felt that a new dawn was emerging. Here was someone with youth on his side to reign over them, by contrast after the aged Tiberius. Because of his earlier travels with them on their campaigns, he had the loyalty of the troops, which was always im...
  • Emperor In 1889 The Japanese Education System
    1,886 words
    Within this historical context the Meiji leaders realized that they needed to harness the concept of the Imperial Will in order to govern effectively. During the Age of Imperialism, members of the Satsuma and Choshu, two of the very powerful clans in Japan, were parts of the opposition to foreign imperialism. This opposition believed that the only way that Japan could survive the encroachment of the foreigners was to rally around the Emperor. The supporters of the imperial government, known as i...
  • Hadrian's Father
    580 words
    Emperor Hadrian The original home of the family of the Emperor Hadrian was Pic enum, in Spain. Hadrian himself records that his immediate family came from Hadrian, but settled in Italica in the reign of the Scipios. The Hadrian's father was Alius Hadrian us, a cousin of the Emperor Trajan; his mother was Domitian Paulina, a resident of Cadiz; his sister was Paulina, and his wife was Sabina. Hadrian was apparently born on the ninth day before the Kalends in February. At the age of ten, he became ...
  • Queen A Female Sovereign
    849 words
    Glossary: AARON From Titus Andronicus (Act II, scene I) Now - at this time climb eth - to ascend with effort Tamora - name of the queen of the Goths Olympus' - the mountain which was the residence of the ancient Greek god stop - summit Safe - to render secure out - beyond of - Indicating a situation, condition, or state, the departure or emergence from fortune's - the good or ill that befalls man shot - the action of shooting as a means of attack and - as well as sits - to be in a position of re...
  • Finest Of The Preserved Imperial Villas
    643 words
    Suburban villas, such as those owned by the statesman and orator Cicero and other famous Romans, often incorporated fields, lakes, shrines, and thermal complexes. The finest of the preserved imperial villas is that (begun AD 118) of Hadrian at Tivoli. The first emperor, Augustus, who reigned from 27 BC to AD 14, lived in a relatively austere residence on the Palatine Hill in Rome, but under Domitian a great imperial palace (begun c. AD 81, dedicated 92) was constructed nearby by the architect Ra...
  • Main Cause For The Decline Of Rome
    1,349 words
    Dear Emperor, Rome's decline was caused by four main factors: military, political, social and economic. I believe the predominant factor to be political causes. The emperors seized all authority and became corrupt. Not only the emperors, but also the other officials and authority figures as well. The emperors and authority figures have lost control of the people as a whole and the matters at hand. Emperor after emperor tried his luck, but none have been able to solve their political problems. I ...
  • Real Political Power In Japan
    939 words
    1. How has the Yumato dynasty gone from being a major political power to only a figurative leadership When the Yumato dynasty came to power around 500 AD, they were the whole political situation in Japan. The society was a theocracy because the Emperor was the political leader and the religious leader. Because the society was a theocracy, the people did not have a right to revolt and taht is why the Yumato dynasty has been the only dynasty ever existent in Japan. This gave the Emperor a ton of p...
  • Military Matters K Ang Hsi
    758 words
    Emperor of China Hard Work The Self Portrait of K ang-Hsi is a work unlike any other that a typical reader could expect to encounter. It is both educational and exciting, incorporating many elements such as morality, history, and wisdom, that when combined, stun the reader into admiration for one of China's greatest emperors. The Emperor Of China is a beautifully written masterpiece both on the part of the author K ang-Hsi and the editor Jonathan Spence. The book takes its readers into the 17th ...
  • Sima Qian
    1,610 words
    THE BASIC ANNALS OF EMPEROR WUDI After ages of endless war and strife, the Han Dynasty took rest under the administrations of Han Wendi and Han Jing di. Such solace soon disappeared after Liu Che, sixth sucess or of the Western Han Dynasty, ascended the throne at age 15. This boy became Emperor Wudi, the Martial Emperor. As fierce and as bold as the warrior Hsiang Yu, Wudi dedicated his reign to the suppression of the Huns. The Emperor unleashed three waves of attack on the tribe, driving them f...
  • Emperors Dealings With The Common People
    1,047 words
    Compassion: An Important Value Emperor of China, is an incredible biography of the second emperor, K'ang-hsi (1661-1722), and his life as part of the last Chinese imperialistic dynasty, the Qing. Based on the writings of the emperor, court records and later secondary sources, the book follows the emperor through his struggles with opposition, Manchurian and Han nobility, his troubled relationships with his numerous sons, his old age, and his legacy. By reading K'ang-Hsi's own words as he writes ...
  • Swift In His Satire Of English Society
    1,246 words
    In Gulliver's Travels, Jonathan Swift satirizes all of English society of his time. More than any other group, it seems clear that the Lilliputians who capture and "control" Gulliver are representative of the politicians who ran England in Swift's time. In attempting to control Gulliver, the Lilliputians exhibit the characteristics of arrogance, greed, and ambition. Each of these traits, while perhaps necessary for political mobility, are given a negative connotation. Moreover, they seem to inst...

15 results found, view free essays on page: