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Revised Short Research Paper on Perfumes in Medieval Middle East

Perfume in Medieval Middle East Perfume serves as an excellent example of a technology that did not maintain any great necessary for daily business, since it did not contribute to a growth in agriculture or anything that would have had a utilitarian purpose. However, it held great cultural significance in the societies it existed in, …

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David Zabecki’s “Hallowed Ground: Agincourt, France”

The author, David Zabecki, details an English victory at Agincourt during the Hundred Years’ War when King Henry V defeated the French troops despite fewer men. According to how Zabecki described the French troops to be in a “party mood,” and how the French intended to hold the English noblemen for rather high ransoms, it …

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Jean Gimpel’s Chapter 3: Agricultural Revolution in “The Medieval Machine”

In this chapter, the historian, Jean Gimpel, discusses the developments relating to agriculture that were developed during the Medieval period. Gimpel seems to consider animals and their use on farms to be incredibly vital to the Agricultural Revolution. Especially the use of horses as opposed to the oxen that were traditionally used. Gimpel provides a …

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Jean Gimpel’s Chapter 4: Environment and Pollution in “The Medieval Machine”

In this chapter the historian, Jean Gimpel, discusses the effects of the industrial revolution of the Middle Ages on the environment in Western Europe. Gimpel makes it quite clear that there were very great adverse impacts as a result of this increase in industry mostly on the forests because of heavy deforestation, whether it be …

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