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    In Inferno Canto VII, Dante and Virgil enter the fourth circle and are “greeted” by Plutus who guards the entrance to this circle. Plutus is denying them passage but Virgil shuts the creature down with some words. Dante yells when he notices a trench begin to form causing a ring in that circle. Inside that ring there are two groups of people. They are pushing heaving weights along, indignantly and in agony. The two groups crash into each other halfway through the circle then turn around and walk

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    A Brief Look at France

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    II. Essay One The state which we today call France has undergone significant change since its origins as the territory of Gaul. Between the years 480 and 1780, this territory was reshaped in terms of both its physical boundaries and its inhabitants and rulers, creating a rich history of the nation of modern France. First, in order to analyze the evolution of the state of France, it is necessary to define the concept of the state. A ‘state’ is a territory, defined by physical or imagined boundaries

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    The time before the traditional Renaissance has long been described as a period of stagnation, violence and irrationality. Yet, as more information emerges about this time period, we find that it is not so. While the time before the first millennium was arguably adequately termed the Dark Ages, the 12th century marked a great period of improvement in thought, architecture, literature and many other facets of society. In order for the Renaissance of the 12th century to occur, problems that persisted

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    King Philip Regime and Government In the novel, Paris 1200 by John W. Baldwin, King Philip (Philip Augustus), was an important contributor to the growth of the French Monarchy. He was able to increase the Monarchy better then any other King before him. He defeated many enemies, sought to overtake the British crown and embarked on a third crusade. King Philip Augustus brought financial stability to the country and was very popular amongst his subjects. King Philip when assigned King had many goals

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    The Medieval period was perhaps one of the most interesting and unique time periods in history. This time is usually viewed as a lull in progress or lacking productivity, when in reality this was one of the most pivotal points in history. Two people who played outstanding roles in this time period were those of King Saint Louis IX of France and Richard Lionheart I of England. Both King Louis IX and Richard Lionheart made significant social, political, and cultural advancements to society by contributing

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    Philip VI the Fortunate Andrew Miller 10th History 12 - 27 - 16 Introduction I think Philip the Fortunate was a very good French King. He was known for being the first French king of the Valois dynasty. His reign saw the beginning of the Hundred Years ' War and the arrival of the Black Death. Body In May of 1328, Philip of Valois became King Philip VI of France. In August of that year, the count of Flanders appealed to Philip for help in putting down a revolt. The king responded by sending his knights

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    Capetian Kings of France

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    What factors promoted the authority of the Capetian Kings of France in the Twelfth century? France in the eleventh century had been a fragmented land, divided into federal principalities, or mini-states ruled by princes or dukes. Though they recognized the King of France’s authority they did not expect him to exercise it in their individual territories. Feudalism increased the power of these mini-states in the twelfth century, and was the tool used by the Capetian Kings of France to advance their

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    Was Philip Augustus’ success linked to the Angevin’s failure? Philip Augustus undoubtedly faced weak Angevin opposition. However, it was the economic, administrative and ideological changes that had taken place in Capetian France, which were the real driving force behind Philip 's success. John’s comparative weakness and poor leadership credentials made Capetian success even more likely, but did not make it inevitable. Philip had to harness the French economy and win the support of his nobility

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    One of the longest conflicts in the history of warfare, the Hundred Years’ War was a time that defined history for both England and France. The war lasted from 1337 until 1453 passing over one hundred years and reaching a total of one hundred and sixteen years. It began in May 1337 when King Philip VI of France tried to confiscate English territories located in Southwestern France and it then ended in July 1453 when the French finally expelled the English from the continent. In the one hundred and

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    The Hundred Years’ War is the seventh longest war in history lasting one hundred and sixteen years in which there were 3.5 million deaths. The Hundred Years’ War was between France and England from 1337 to 1453 over the succession to the French throne. When Charles IV of France died without sons in 1328, his closest male relative was King Edward III of England. Isabella of France claimed the French throne for her son, but the French rejected it. Philip of Valois, first cousin of Charles IV, succeeded

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