Battle of Britain

Hitler’s belief: after Norway, Denmark, Poland, Luxembourg, Belgium, Holland and France fell into German hands, Britain would only naturally be so scared after being thrown out of Europe that it would beg for surrender. Two options: Limited military action, propaganda and political warfare An actual invasion July 10, 1940: Operation Sea lion – an invasion…

Important Events and Dates in Modern European History

1341 (April 6)     Petrarch crowned Poet Laureate. The Renaissance begins. 1397:                 Giovanni de Medici Moves to Florence: Giovanni de Medici, the papal banker, settles in Florence and becomes a patron of the arts, beginning the Medici rule over Florence. 1401:                 Ghiberti awarded the Right to Sculpt the Doors of The Baptistry in Florence: It takes…

Contributions of Ancient Rome

RELIGION Facilitated the spread of Christianity throughout the Empire. GOVERNMENT Democracy plus Senate (Members represented sections of society) LITERATURE Ovid: Metamorphoses, Virgil: Aeneid, Cicero: Rhetorical works. HISTORICAL WORKS Tacitus: Histories;  Julius Caesar: Histories of  Rome. CONSTRUCTION Marcus Vitruvius Pollio: “De architectura,” deals with urban planning, building materials, temple construction, public and private buildings, and hydraulics,…

Heian Period

Movement to “Heian-kyo” known today as Kyoto, capital of Japan from 794 until 1868 Abandoning the Chinese Sent no further missions to China severed continental contact = increasing independence, adaptation The City of Heian-kyo Rectangular about 2 1/2 miles across from west to east and about 3 1/2 miles long from north to south. A stone…