Renaissance and Reformation Elements Found within ‘Doctor Faustus’

How Christopher Marlowe’s play Doctor Faustus explores the balance between Science, Philosophy, and Religion. Upon first reading Christopher Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus, the readers are introduced to a main character who is well-respected and incredibly knowledgeable in many different fields of study. A main theme of Christopher Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus is that “Faustus is gone. RegardContinue reading “Renaissance and Reformation Elements Found within ‘Doctor Faustus’”

The Salem Witch Trials

How superstitions, lack of scientific knowledge, grudges, fear, and the rule of law led to one of the most well-known events of Colonial America. In the centuries since the Salem Witch Trials occurred, various ideas and beliefs have been spouted about why exactly it happened. The event seemed to grow and develop as part ofContinue reading “The Salem Witch Trials”

A Constant Bombardment

Advanced Ottoman Artillery and the Erosion of Christian Morale During the Siege of Constantinople (1453). Created in AD 324 by the Roman Emperor Constantine, Constantinople stood as a strong and important city for over a thousand years. Due to its importance as the capital of the Eastern Roman Empire and then the Byzantium Empire, theContinue reading “A Constant Bombardment”