Civilization Essay Topics

The Western Civilization

Ideas are not only products of the people who formulate them. They are also consequences of history, class, and culture. At the same time, ideas formulated by a certain group of people can in good time go on to shape and influence history, class and culture. The ideas of Enlightenment implied an attitude, a method… View Article

A historical perspective on the Western civilization

In our day, we instinctively associate Western Civilization with liberty, individualism and reason. However, liberal democracy is more recent phenomena. Many crucial aspects of the civilization of Western countries of today developed from the time of French and American revolutions. The nineteenth century laid a strong foundation to the twentieth century Western civilization. Before 1800… View Article

The Distinctive Positive Characteristics of the Western Civilization

Civilization emerged in the Middle East over five thousand years ago, and a variety of civilizations have flourished on the earth ever since. However, they all have only been a prelude to the unique Western civilization, which has finally been able to release the true potential of human mind during the dramatic transformation of thinking… View Article

The Indus Valley Civilization

The Indus Valley Civilization became prominent by the year 2300 BC. It flourished in the valley of the River Indus. By the year 1750 BC, the advanced city – states built by the people of that region were conquered by the nomadic Aryan tribes who belonged to Persia. These invading Aryans introduced several rituals and… View Article

Roman Civilization

Abstract The Roman civilization was one of the greatest civilizations in world history. It spanned almost a thousand years and stretched from Europe to Africa. Although the Roman civilization is already long extinct, its legacy is still an important part of today’s social institutions such as government and religion. The Roman Civilization             The Roman… View Article

The 1215 Magna Carta

The events that took place before King John of England was crowned made the king the most powerful man in Europe. However, right after King John was crowned in the first part of the 13th century, a string of mismanagement both at home and overseas, coupled with the inherent neglect and exploitation of the king’s… View Article

World History

Two civilizations have been hailed as being important to the history of the world and are usually referred to as the cradle of mankind. These are the Mesopotamia and the Ancient Egypt. The development of the city states of Mesopotamia and the stability of the ancient Egypt has been seen driven by geographic factors. Indeed… View Article

Indianization Term

Question 1 What does the term `Indianization` or `sinicization` refer to when used to describe government administrations headed by invaders or foreign powers? Please give at least 2 examples.                 These two terms refer to a general cultural assimilation of the foreign government.  Over time, occupying powers in China and India became familiar with the… View Article

Eastern Civilization

      Chinese culture has been divided in many ways. Each division has left its mark on the generations to follow.      Ancient Southern Chinese and mainland Southeast Asian culture effected several areas of the Northern Chinese culture. One of the largest impacts was the spread of Buddhism. When Buddhism has a strong following in the… View Article

A Comparison of Japanes and German Civilizations: 10th to 12th Century

Introduction “When the East meets the West” is a known slogan which implies the meeting of different cultures with fewer things in common. Even in psychological parlance, there is a distinct difference between the “Oriental” and “Occidental” psyche. In the interest of discovering the extent of these differences in the social context, two civilizations, one… View Article

Western Civilization

Functional political structures of prior centuries still exist to a great degree this very day. What that means is those political systems that are viable can transcend centuries and cultures to exist in the modern world. Political structures are not something that are pulled out of thin air and instituted. Instead, political structures and ideologies… View Article

A Century of Satchmo

America is a culturally rich and diverse nation. It has a dynamic history marked by a constantly changing society. The noticeable transformation of the people’s way of life in each era is brought forth by important historical events. One of the biggest attestations of America’s cultural richness, dynamism and democracy is its music. Music is… View Article

Aztec And Inca Civilization

Thesis: Two world, completely different, met each other. Those worlds were at different stages of cultural-historical development: if the most progressive Indian civilizations corresponded in the Old World the most archaic form of governments, Europe passed Renaissance and experienced the period of anti-feudal revolutions. Nevertheless, American aborigines had something to share with newcomers from their… View Article

Mayan Civilization

* Which of the three Mesoamerican civilizations is most significant? Explain. The most significant Mesoamerican civilization is the Mayans. The Mayans are the most important for many different reasons. They were a very intelligent civilization and their inventions and discoveries are what set them apart from the other Mesoamerican civilizations. The Mayans civilization was the… View Article

The Rise Of Spain, Portugal And Their Global Empires

Most Historians consider the Spanish empire to be one of the most colossal empires that have crossed the face of this world. They are also considered to be one of the earliest global empires of the world. The same is held true for the Portuguese empire in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. The mentioned era… View Article

The Vikings Rise and Fall of the Norse Sea Kings by Poertner Rudolf

The book brings to life the vital, expanding Norse civilization that dominated the western world between 800 and 1100 A.D.  During the late 800s, Harald Fairhair was trying to unite Norway under his rule.  Before he came to power, chieftains ruled over different areas of what is now Norway.  There were many people who disagreed… View Article

The decline of the Great Muslim Empires

From the middle of the fifteenth century and up to the end of the eighteenth century three Great Muslim Empires had been dominating in the Islamic zone of then world: the Ottoman Empire in Asia Minor, the Mughal Empire in India, and the Safavid Empire in Persia, forming “the most rapidly expanding forces in world… View Article

Indian Civilization

Civilization is the greatest achievement in the history of human beings. While defining the term civilization, Philip Atkinson says, “Civilization is a community that dominates all other communities by violence. ”[1] The things which are essential to make a civilization are cities, governments, armies, and communal achievements like subjugations and inventions. The civilization started from… View Article

Similaries of Ancient Worlds – China India Egypt Mesopotamia

There are many major civilizations in the world today. The first four major civilizations all formed in river valleys. These civilizations are Egypt on the Nile River, China on the Huang He River, India on the Indus River, and Mesopotamia on the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. River valleys were a necessity in Early civilizations. The… View Article

Ap World Compare and Contrast

During the years 1200 to 1500 CE, two ideal empires, Mali of Sub – Saharan Africa and the Aztecs of the Americas developed into truly influential and powerful empires. Both empires shared a similarity in economy but a different society. The Mali and Aztecs both traded, but while Mali traded with Islamic regions developing Islamic… View Article

Civilization vs Savagery

Civilization keeps a savage part of us locked down deep inside. If we become free from society and its rules, the savageness emerges. We found a quote that describes the conflict between civilization and savagery. It states, “Man… is a tame or civilized animal; never the less, he requires proper instruction and a fortunate nature,… View Article

Ancient Structures: Comparing Egyptian and Mayan

Pyramids The study of ancient history is made possible by the remains of great civilizations that are now long gone. Archaeologists, anthropologists, and other disciplines work hand in hand to understand the past, knowing very well that it is the key to understanding the present. Thus, the discovery of paintings, artifacts, ruins and other objects… View Article

Ancient Culture of Mesopotamia

Between 3000-550BC, the civilization of the culture of Mesopotamia, also known as “The Land Between Two Rivers” was at its peak. Unfortunately, much of Mesopotamia’s contributions to the history of human civilization go unnoticed. The limited history available on this magnificent land shows that a great deal of human civilization begun in Mesopotamia. This is… View Article

Brief discussion of Western Civilization

A civilization is usually marked by a growth that can change the ways of the people in a specific time frame and the period after that. The said growth is perfectly exemplified in the western civilization. The Western culture is greatly affected by the highlights of the history. It is influenced by some ideas from… View Article

Mesopotamia, Egypt, and Indus Valley

Throughout the history of Earth, there have been many fascinating developments, the most prominent being the first civilizations, Mesopotamia and Ancient Egypt. They had many similarities, such as characteristics of early civilizations and social structures, but they also had their differences. The most embossed differences included the divergent geography, prior belief, trade, relations with other… View Article

Confidence and Arrogance

“Life for both sexes — and I looked at them, shouldering their way along the pavement — is arduous, difficult, a perpetual struggle. It calls for gigantic courage and strength. More than anything, perhaps, creatures of illusion as we are, it calls for confidence in oneself. Without self-confidence we are as babes in the cradle…. View Article

Maya Civilization

The Mayan, Aztec, and Incan civilizations were very advanced, this is evident through their many accomplishments. The Mayan civilization had accomplishments such as building one of the largest stone structures in America; the temple in Tikal. The Mayans also created a very accurate calendar and writing system. The Aztecs were also very advanced. The Aztecs… View Article

The Cahokian civilization

The Cahokian civilization, one of the largest Native American tribes, was indigenous to the Midwest. Cahokia is also known as “the city history forgot.” This complex and sophisticated society challenges the stereotypical beliefs of Native American as being primitive, ignorant savages. The Cahokian civilization provides the basis for political, economic, and social developments that “changed… View Article

The beginning of civilization

From the very early years of the beginning of civilization, man has been responsible for completing a set of tasks. In the initial stages of evolution the work of a man was supposed to be hunting and protecting the family, while females were supposed to be their family nurturers and caretakers. As time passed by,… View Article

Egypt and Mesopotamia

The temples in Egypt served as the house of worship to many Egyptian gods and goddesses. It is a sacred place where the people communicate with the Gods. Temples were found everywhere in Egypt and each city had a temple of its own built for the god of that city. Each temple has its own… View Article